Ian Daniel Kehoe is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer living in Toronto, Ontario. His four albums as Marine Dreams display an astonishingly rapid evolution of a writer and producer, driven by a desire for self-sufficiency toward an uncommon maturity. Flush with the spirit of our communal and most classic melodies, ancient and eternal, his music and poetry is for pop lovers and rock and rollers alike.

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Releases

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Marine Dreams
Producer's Wonderland
YC-021
January 27, 2015
Cassette/Digital
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Marine Dreams
Marine Dreams
YC-012
November 15, 2011
LP/CD/Digital
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Marine Dreams
Lemon Tree
YC-017
May 22, 2014
Cassette/Digital
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Marine Dreams
Corner Of The Eye
YC-016
September 24, 2013
LP/Digital
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Blog Posts

New Release: Ian Daniel Kehoe – Secret Republic

New Release: Ian Daniel Kehoe – Secret Republic

February 13, 2019 | Posted in: Blog, Marine Dreams 0
Prizes through the mazes of the jungles. Prizes at the tips of the poles.

Ian Daniel Kehoe has been hiding in plain sight. A classic songwriter pulling from a seemingly endless supply of hooks, dancing in silver face paint and an assortment of wide shouldered sports jackets, Kehoe appears like an emissary from a better world. Secret Republic is Ian Daniel Kehoe’s debut album, an entirely self-assured first record, ten confident, immaculate pop songs, drenched in analog synth and punchily articulate in their pursuit of love, beauty and rhythm.

Ian Daniel Kehoe will be familiar as the bassist and songwriter in Attack in Black, and for the several records he released as Marine Dreams. He’s been in high demand as a touring musician with Andy Shauf, The Weather Station, and Julia Jacklin.

This is something new. Recorded and performed entirely by Kehoe himself, Secret Republic is an introduction to a world where melody reigns supreme, every love is a true love, and the singer searches endlessly for “prizes through the mazes of the jungles, prizes at the tips of the poles.”

Ian Daniel Kehoe – Secret Republic
YC-036 LP/Digital
March 22, 2019

New Release: Marine Dreams – “Producer’s Wonderland”

New Release: Marine Dreams – “Producer’s Wonderland”

January 14, 2015 | Posted in: Marine Dreams 0
Written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ian in his home studio

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 Concerts

Celebrating five years of music, friendship, and joyful persistence.

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!

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