YCR 5th Anniversary Concerts

YCR 5th Anniversary Concerts

In 2014, You’ve Changed Records is celebrating five years of music, friendship, and joyful persistence with a couple of very special anniversary concerts:

Thursday, May 22 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern
Tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and through Ticketfly

Friday, May 23 – Ottawa, ON – St. Alban’s Church
Presented by Arboreteum Festival.
Tickets available at Antique Skate Shop, Vertigo Records, and Compact Music

The shows will feature performances from The Weather Station, Shotgun Jimmie, Baby Eagle, Richard Laviolette, and Marine Dreams; special guests may be present and presented too. It is, after all, a birthday party. And we hope you can make it!

In the meantime our Anniversary Sale continues in the Shop with all records priced at $10!

You’ve Changed Records in the Yukon

You’ve Changed Records in the Yukon

September 30, 2013 | Posted in: Baby Eagle, Marine Dreams, Richard Laviolette, Shotgun Jimmie 0

 

You’ve Changed Records is partnering with our good pals at Headless Owl Records for a very special event in the Yukon. Shotgun Jimmie, Baby Eagle, Marine Dreams, and Richard Laviolette will be joining Michael Feuerstack, The Burning Hell, Construction and Destruction, Wax Mannequin, and Kyle Cashen for a meeting of the minds and hearts, a congress of the soul, a numbering of the tribe, a collaborative recording session, and a revue show of spectacular proportions. Shary Boyle is graciously providing projected artwork and elevated vibes.

Friday, October 11 – Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse
Saturday, October 12 – KIAC Ballroom, Dawson City

Maybe this whole thing raises some questions: Why the Yukon? Is that a Sasquatch? How many songwriters does it take to change a light bulb? Who’s on bass? How many clowns will fit in that car?

Here’s what I know: We are thrilled beyond thrilled. We are over the moon. We’ve already got our bags packed. Everyone has written killer new songs for the project. And the answer to all questions is, of course, “YES”.

North!

Mule in the Flowers nominated for the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Mule in the Flowers nominated for the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

June 6, 2013 | Posted in: Baby Eagle, Steven Lambke, The Weather Station 0

We are very happy to announce that “Mule in the Flowers” from the Weather Station Duets series has been nominated for the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize. There with the other beautiful and lovely nominees is ours, a mule in the flowers of song.

It was a strangely stubborn thing; bits of it had followed me around for years. I’d written and discarded many verses. When Tamara asked if I’d be interested in participating in the Duets series I told her I had this scrap of something that I didn’t know what to do with, or how to finish. I recorded what I had and sent it to her; she was sleeping on a floor in New Jersey while her host played Sloan records all night long. She listened to the tune and understood what to do immediately. The song needed a friend; as Tamara has said, a rare character in a duet. She sent me what she’d added, and I listened, over and over again, happy and moved. We recorded in the kitchen in the spring.

Please visit the official site and cast a vote, today, tomorrow, and every or any day until July 3rd.

New Release: The Weather Station Duets #1-3

New Release: The Weather Station Duets #1-3

You’ve Changed Records is excited to announce the launch of The Weather Station Duets Series; an ongoing and open-ended series of two song singles featuring Tamara Lindeman of The Weather Station in collaboration with her favourite fellow songwriters. The singles will be made available through digital outlets and will find physical manifestation in a series of beautiful postcards featuring black and white photographs by photographer/filmmaker Colin Medley and a short text by Tamara discussing the particulars of the collaboration.

The first 3 singles, featuring Daniel Romano, Baby Eagle, and Marine Dreams, will be released on February 12, 2013. Future collaborations in the series will include Will Kidman (of Constantines, Woolly Leaves, and the Proud Mothers), Simone Schmidt (of Fiver, The Highest Order, and One Hundred Dollars), Matt Cully (of Bruce Peninsula), Misha Bower (of Bruce Peninsula and author of Music For Uninvited Guests), and Ryan Driver (of Ryan Driver, The Silt, Deep Dark United and many other strange and wonderful bands).

Writing songs is a strange thing.  Lonely in its own way, so often done in a bedroom, in stolen moments of introspection.   It can change your life a little, or simply keep you dreaming all day long, staring out the window, moving around words in your head.  And then, once you’ve written songs, you gotta spend your money or someone else’s to record them, and then suddenly you’re driving around the cold snowy country, playing shows to nobody, or to not nobody…  All for songs, that seem as ever both so ephemeral and so important.

And yet in this, there is a whole other thing.  Friends.  The community of people I have come to know through music, songwriters flung across my city, my country.  It is always a joy to me to think of friends, their lives, conversations, moments we have shared.  And then too, to think on their music, how it illuminates and shapes them, rising above and out of strange flows and eddies of their own peculiar hearts. A whole aspect of that person that there could be no other way of knowing.  A creation of will and also a little compulsion, or maybe of no reason at all.  A funny thing sometimes, somebody’s music.  You get used to it, almost, but you forget that not everybody has this thing, trailing them around.  Like a shadow, or maybe the opposite of a shadow…

And so when I travel, and people compliment what I do, I always want to introduce them to my friends. And I began this project in part to make those introductions. I also began it to simply to have fun, to learn from those I consider to be the best, to make less lonely that lonely process of writing songs. To allow other people to enter them, to change them. To go into other people’s songs and change them myself. A duet is a dynamic thing. You see it one way, but what about the way I see it? What happens if someone else walks into the room? Who are they, and what have they got to say? To who? What does it mean, this conversation? Isn’t that everything?

Or perhaps I am doing this simply to sit at the kitchen table with these people that I care for, with a sheet of paper, and try to create something, simply because we can, and it would be fun to do, and because we’ve got guitars, and a little recording setup in the basement…

-Tamara Lindeman

Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers on tour with Ladyhawk

Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers on tour with Ladyhawk

October 10, 2012 | Posted in: Baby Eagle, Steven Lambke 0

On October 9th one of our absolute favourite bands put out a fantastic record: No Can Do. They are playing what are sure to be a bunch of legendary rock and roll shows across Canada and have invited Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers to join them in brotherly love and loud guitars, bad coffee and road snacks, high gas prices and long drives. We couldn’t be more stoked if we tried. See you in the pit!

Tues, Oct 16th – 9one9, Victoria, BC

Thurs, Oct 18 – Wunderbar, Edmonton, AB

Fri, Oct 19 – Amigo’s, Saskatoon, SK

Sat, Oct 20 – Broken City, Calgary, AB

Sun, Oct 21 – Knights of Columbus Hall, Kelowna, BC

Mon, Oct 22 – Zoo Shop, Vancouver, BC *not with Ladyhawk, but with Korean Gut

Wed, Oct 24 – Casbah, Hamilton, ON

Thurs, Oct 25 – The Horseshoe, Toronto, ON

Fri, Oct 26 – APK, London, ON

Sat, Oct 27 – The Rex, Welland, ON

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