Shotgun Jimmie is a natural born entertainer, and one of the hardest working men in indie-rock. Classic good time rock and roll for singing along. Apparently, he’s a bit of nice guy too.

“Shotgun Jimmie plays songs about holding hands, running in packs, beers in pockets. He has an acoustic on his lap and a kick-drum at his feet. It is potato-chip-crisp guitar pop, and it is utterly outstanding. “They say that you are what you eat,” he sings, “and I feel like I musta ate a king.” Shotgun Jimmie, what about us? How do we feel? Here’s how: We feel like each of us just got high-fived so hard that our finger-bones shattered. We’re all nursing our poor hands, & grinning.” -Sean Michaels, Said the Gramophone

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Releases

RJC 12 Inch Jacket
Shotgun Jimmie
Transistor Sister 2
YC-039
August 2, 2019
LP/CD/Digital
$10.00$14.00 Select options
yc-025-field-of-trampolines
Shotgun Jimmie
Field Of Trampolines
YC-025
March 18, 2016
LP/CD/Digital
$10.00$12.00 Select options
yc-015-everything-everything
Shotgun Jimmie
Everything, Everything
YC-015
March 26, 2013
LP/CD/Digital
$10.00$12.00 Select options
sj-transistor-sister
Shotgun Jimmie
Transistor Sister
YC-009
March 8, 2011
LP/CD/Digital
$10.00 Select options
sold out
yc-001-still-jimmie
Shotgun Jimmie
Still Jimmie
YC-001
March 10, 2009
LP/CD/Digital
$10.00$12.00 Select options

Blog Posts

New Release: Shotgun Jimmie – Transistor Sister 2

New Release: Shotgun Jimmie – Transistor Sister 2

June 14, 2019 | Posted in: Blog, Shotgun Jimmie 0
Are you ready for the new sincerity?

Are you ready for the new sincerity?! Shotgun Jimmie’s returns with Transistor Sister 2 – a full fledged sequel to the beloved Transistor Sister album from 2011! Jimmie is joined by long-time collaborators Ryan Peters (Ladyhawk) and Jason Baird (DoMakeSayThink) and José Contreras (By Divine Right), who produced and recorded the record in Toronto, Ontario at The Chat Chateaux for an album full of genuine pop gems that champion truth and love.

In characteristic Shotgun Jimmie fashion, the songs on Transistor Sister 2 focus largely on family and friends with a heavy dose of nostalgia. Jimmie’s hyperbolic takes on the everyday reconstruct familiar scenarios, from traffic on the 401 (the beloved and scorned mega-highway through Toronto known to all touring musicians as the place where punctual arrival at soundcheck goes to die) to cooking dinner.

The album’s lead single Cool All the Time is a plea for people to abandon ego and strive for authenticity, featuring contributions by Chad VanGaalen, Steven Lambke and Cole Woods.

“I decided to make a sequel because I loved making the first one. I value the experience of making records as much as the end product. I know that I’m always trying to make something good, but I’m also aware that the process is the thing that I’ll think about and revisit in the future. With this album, I really wanted to recreate the immersive experience of making the original. The first one was recorded in Nova Scotia in a beautiful little town. The session had the feeling of a destination artist residency. We swam in the ocean and watched scientists cut the head off a shark; they were very eventful days. Maybe I also wanted an excuse to hang out with Jay and Ryan for a week. The three of us are spread out across the country, so being together is a rare treat. On the last day of the session we played a rock show at a tiny Toronto club. We literally went straight from the studio to the venue. It was completely packed with pals from all over; it was the best! I played the first Transistor Sister acoustic, then the full band performed Transistor Sister 2 from top to bottom. The show provided our session a very hard deadline and was probably the cause of some studio stress, but it was a perfect magical ending to the week.”

Are you ready for The New Sincerity? Join Jimmie as he renounces cynicism and promotes positivity!

RJC 12 Inch Jacket

Transistor Sister 2
YC-039
LP/CD/DIGITAL
August 2, 2019

YCTV: Live from the You’ve Changed 8th Anniversary

YCTV: Live from the You’ve Changed 8th Anniversary

Will Jimmie get a scoop? Watch and find out!

YCTV senior correspondent Shotgun Jimmie is back with his coverage of the You’ve Changed 8th Anniversary concert, which took place at Longboat Hall in Toronto, ON, April 22, 2017. Featuring exclusive interviews and performances from Richard Laviolette, Daniel Romano, Partner, and the man himself, Shotgun Jimmie.

 

You’ve Changed 8th Anniversary Concert

You’ve Changed 8th Anniversary Concert

Join us on April 22, 2017 in Toronto!

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!

Tour Dates

Date City Venue Country
09/27/19 Halifax, NS The Marquee Ballroom Canada
Time: 8:00pm. w. Thrush Hermit
10/09/19 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Centre Canada
Time: 8:00pm. w. Thrush Hermit
10/10/19 Saskatoon, SK Amigo’s Canada
Time: 8:00pm. w. Thrush Hermit
10/11/19 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room Canada
Time: 8:00pm. w. Thrush Hermit
10/12/19 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre Canada
Time: 8:00pm. w. Thrush Hermit
10/14/19 Vancouver, BC Imperial Vancouver Canada
Time: 8:00pm. w. Thrush Hermit
10/15/19 Victoria, BC Capital Ballroom Canada
Time: 8:00pm. w. Thrush Hermit
11/13/19 Windsor, ON Green Bean Café Canada
Time: 8:00pm. w. José Contreras
11/14/19 Sudbury, ON The Townehouse Tavern Canada
Time: 8:00pm. w. José Contreras
11/15/19 Hamilton, ON Into The Abyss Records Canada
Time: 6:00pm. w. José Contreras
11/15/19 Stoney Creek, ON Ask The People Canada
Time: 9:00pm. w. José Contreras
11/16/19 Guelph, ON ANAF Canada
Time: 8:00pm. w. José Contreras
11/17/19 Toronto, ON The Tranzac Canada
Time: 8:00pm. w. José Contreras

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