New Release: Shotgun Jimmie – VHS EP

New Release: Shotgun Jimmie – VHS EP

December 6, 2019 | Posted in: Shotgun Jimmie 0

Shotgun Jimmie trades his trademark upbeat downstroke pop aesthetic for a deep dive into some serious stripped-down sincerity. Recorded to cassette and VHS by Saskatoon’s Little Jack Films while Jimmie was on tour, VHS EP features four unreleased gems revealing a more vulnerable and intimate side of Shotgun Jimmie. VHS EP is a solo recording of voice and guitar enhanced with heavy doses of atmospheric tape warble and warm room tone, a vintage sound to perfectly compliment this document of Jimmie’s channeling of lo-fi gurus like Jason Molina and Will Oldham.  A companion video of the recording is available for viewing on the Little Jack Films Youtube channel.

Shotgun Jimmie – VHS EP is a digital only release:
https://youvechangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/vhs-ep

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?! 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!

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August 2, 2019

You’ve Changed 8th Anniversary Concert

You’ve Changed 8th Anniversary Concert

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!

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.

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