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.
The countdown to May 19th and the release of Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure continues with the release of ‘Sucking The Old World Dry’; here it comes, running nearly naked through the blossoming trees.
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!
Daniel Romano is an Ontario-based artist, poet, musician and performer of international acclaim. A genre-defying student of musical experimentation and a brilliant multi-instrumentalist, Romano is acutely well versed in the languages of melody, shape, lyric construction and song arrangement.
Apt in its title, Modern Pressure (available May 19, 2017) will surely prove to be his most explorative endeavour to date. The twelve tracks pick up where 2016’s critically celebrated Mosey left off, boldly asking, “What age is this? What blooming weight do we carry through these stolen streets?” Written in observational scrutiny beneath the overcast atmosphere of 2016, the record vigorously tackles the present-day heaviness we contain in the jotting bones of our guilty expressions. It pleads for the restoration of empathy and resonance, to fill the empty chamber once again.
The recording phase for Modern Pressure took place in a minimalistic cabin in secluded Finnsäs, Sweden over the month of August 2016 (with additional string and horn players being added at Baldwin Street Sound in Toronto, ON in October, 2016). Engineered by long-time collaborator Kenneth Meehan, the fevered pace of work lent itself to the unrestrained and undeviated nature of the songs themselves.
Pre-orders are available now in our shop, on LP, CD, or in a limited-edition bundle including an exclusive t-shirt, large poster, and oversized pin!
Watch the video for the first single ‘Roya’ right here: