Partner is the “mature” effort of Killer Haze (Yellowteeth, The Mouthbreathers) alumni Lucy Niles and Josée Caron. Partner is genre-defying and terrifying: part musical act, part teenage diary, and 100% queer, Partner is unflinching in its exploration of intimacy, friendship, sexuality, drugs, and the existential predicament of being a lesbian barista in the year 2017.
“They say rock ’n’ roll’s dead. That’s a pile of nonsense. Just a big pile of nonsense.”
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:
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
We are pleased to announce a concert celebrating You’ve Changed Records’ 8th anniversary, as part of Canadian Music Week on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Taking place inside the recently refurbished Longboat Hall, inside the historic Great Hall in Toronto, this special event will feature performances from Daniel Romano, Partner, Shotgun Jimmie, Richard Laviolette, and dear friend of the label Misha Bower.
Tickets are available at Soundscapes and Rotate This, or online right here.
Be sure to ‘attend’ the event on Facebook to catch all the news in the lead-up to what is sure to be a great night!
The first single from their upcoming full-length album
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,
Directed and Edited by Colin Medley
Choreography by Annie Sherry
Production Assistance by Cotey Pope