Partner debut ‘Comfort Zone’

Partner debut ‘Comfort Zone’

March 9, 2017 | Posted in: Partner, YCTV 0

Here it is! The first listen/look of the long-awaited and upcoming Partner full-length.

“A comfort zone does not have to be a place. A comfort zone is whatever makes you feel at ease. It can be a person, an object, a sensation. No two comfort zones are the same. We recognize that we have had the privilege and good fortune to experience comfort in a way that unfortunately eludes many. We feel that everyone deserves to feel the relief, however fleeting, that is offered by a comfort zone. We recognize that most people spend the majority of their time outside their comfort zones, and with this song, we hope to express our belief that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and safe.

Whatever, wherever, whoever your comfort zone may be, it is our hope that you are able to access it as often as is necessary.

Love and respect,
Partner.”

Comfort Zone:
Directed and Edited by Colin Medley
Choreography by Annie Sherry
Production Assistance by Cotey Pope

Stay tuned…..

YCTV: Live from the You’ve Changed BBQ in Ottawa

YCTV: Live from the You’ve Changed BBQ in Ottawa

September 2, 2016 | Posted in: Nap Eyes, Partner, Shotgun Jimmie, Steven Lambke, YCTV 0

Always ready for a good time and prepared to spread heavy vibes in our wake, You’ve Changed Records traveled to Ottawa, ON on August 17th for the Arboretum Music Festival. Deep in the Hintonburg neighbourhood, Shotgun Jimmie, Partner and Nap Eyes convened at The House Of Common in a spirit of comradery, hilarity, hi-jinks, and a spreading of knowledge. YCTV has the exclusive behind the scenes look: musical excerpts, interviews, insights, and tour stories.

YCTV: Partner perform ‘Ambassador To Ecstasy’

YCTV: Partner perform ‘Ambassador To Ecstasy’

August 11, 2016 | Posted in: Partner, YCTV 0

After a summer of shredding across the festival stages of Canada (starting with a 3 night stand at The Silver Dollar during CMW, hitting Sled Island, Moso, Gridlock,and a triumphant homecoming at SappyFest) Partner extend their tour with dates at Arboretum Festival, Riot Fest (Chicago), Pop Montreal, and New York and Toronto club shows.

You’ve Changed Records is proud to debut Ambassador To Ecstasy via YCTV, our dedicated channel for live videos and sessions. Recorded in a garage in Toronto late in the winter of 2016, this live video captures the song raw and ready to rip.

Here’s Partner:

“Sorry we’ve been gone so long! Things have finally settled down after a whirlwind summer of touring, and we are pleased to share with you this small preview of things to come. This is one of our favorite songs to play live and one that our audiences seem to enjoy, so we gathered in Toronto to try to capture that joy and deliver it to you. We are proud and excited to say that this song has grown leaps and bounds since we’ve been working on our first studio album, and want to thank you for your patience as we work to make the best possible album we can. In the meantime, you can catch us at any of these upcoming dates. We’d love to see you.

Aug 13 – Up Here festival, Sudbury, ON
Aug 17 – Arboretum Festival, Ottawa, ON
Sept 1 – Cabaret de le Derniere Chance, Rouyn-Noranda, QC
Sept 17 – Riot Fest Chicago 2016, Chicago, IL
Sept 21 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
Sept 22 – Divan Orange, Montreal, QC
Sept 24 – Elvis Guesthouse Nyc, New York, NY
Sept 25 – The Plough and Stars, Boston, MA

It’s all for you. Thank you.

With love,

Partner”

YC Showcase at Arboretum Festival

YC Showcase at Arboretum Festival

June 28, 2016 | Posted in: Nap Eyes, Partner, Shotgun Jimmie 0

On Wednesday August 17th, You’ve Changed Records and Noisey are kicking off the 2016 edition of The Arboretum Music Festival De Musique in Ottawa, ON with Nap Eyes, Partner, and Shotgun Jimmie set to perform at The House Of Common (11b Fairmont Ave). Please come and join us, and special guests Creep Wave, for BBQ and killer tunes.

Here’s the details:
Noisey presents You’ve Changed Records BBQ
18:00 – Doors
19:00 – Creep Wave
20:00 – Shotgun Jimmie
21:00 – Partner
22:00 – Nap Eyes
* $15 door / Free with All-Access, Artist or Delegate Pass
No advance tickets

All Ages Event

This space is physically accessible, the bathrooms are up a short flight of 3 stairs.

We recognize and acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin-Anishinabe territory. We also ask that attendees be kind humans, and leave antiquated attitudes at the door, including but not limited to a zero tolerance for racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, ableism, and you’re-not-my-vibe-ism. We’re here for a good time, not a WTF time.

In addition Steven Lambke will be performing as part of the Festival on Thursday August 18th at 5 Arlington at 5pm. This very special event is a book launch for Ian Roy’s new collection of stories, Meticulous, Sad and Lonely.

More information is readily available and visually stimulating at http://www.arboretumfestival.com/

Music Video: Partner – ‘The “Ellen” Page’

Music Video: Partner – ‘The “Ellen” Page’

October 20, 2015 | Posted in: Partner, YCTV 0

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

 

 

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