New Release: Marine Dreams – “Lemon Tree”

New Release: Marine Dreams – “Lemon Tree”

March 22, 2014 | Posted in: Marine Dreams 0

I’ve never seen a lemon tree; or, I’ve seen not knowing. It’s entirely possible to look at a tree and, if think at all, think only: “there’s a tree.” To be aware that something exists in all it’s particulars outside of your understanding is a peculiar type of knowing. From something very small, a word perhaps, or a name, the idea takes on weight and shape. It roots and flowers and blooms, bears fruit, seed, and sapling, through multiplying generations of bewilderment.

There’s a cool shade between the lines of trees. A human voice is singing: “I do not know! I do not know!” The sound echoes off the wood; the orchard itself is singing.

Two lovers lie beneath the trees. They decide to look together through the leafy branches for the sky and tell each other what they see: a leafy sky that’s filled with suns! Dark green leaves like holes in the light!

-Steven Lambke

Daniel Romano – 11 Great Mosey Originals

Daniel Romano – 11 Great Mosey Originals

February 4, 2014 | Posted in: Daniel Romano 0

If you were lucky enough to see Daniel Romano on tour this past fall you may have noticed this little compact disc on the merch table, between the belt buckles, tooled leather, and western shirts. Maybe you picked it up at the time, maybe you didn’t; it’s hard to say: times are tough. Maybe you missed the show, or Daniel and his band couldn’t make it to your town. In any event, were very happy to make this limited edition CD available through our mailorder shop, for a limited time, for a limited amount of money: $20 CAD including shipping to anywhere in the world! We only have a very few of these left, so, yes, mosey, but mosey quick or miss out completely.

And what’s on this compact disc?!? New recordings of some of Daniel’s favourite tunes from all 3 of his albums, a new version of Runner from the Daniel, Fred, and Julie project, and two brand new songs not available anywhere else in any form: If You See Alice, and Old Fires Die

Here’s the track list in total: 1. I Won’t Let It, 2. Old Fires Die, 3. Chicken Bill, 4. Nothing, 5. Missing Wind, 6. If You See Alice, 7. Louise, 8. (I’m Not) Crying Over You, 9. A New Love (Can Be Found), 10. Time Forgot (To Change My Heart), 11. Runner

You’ve Changed Records in the Yukon

You’ve Changed Records in the Yukon

September 30, 2013 | Posted in: Baby Eagle, Marine Dreams, Richard Laviolette, Shotgun Jimmie 0

 

You’ve Changed Records is partnering with our good pals at Headless Owl Records for a very special event in the Yukon. Shotgun Jimmie, Baby Eagle, Marine Dreams, and Richard Laviolette will be joining Michael Feuerstack, The Burning Hell, Construction and Destruction, Wax Mannequin, and Kyle Cashen for a meeting of the minds and hearts, a congress of the soul, a numbering of the tribe, a collaborative recording session, and a revue show of spectacular proportions. Shary Boyle is graciously providing projected artwork and elevated vibes.

Friday, October 11 – Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse
Saturday, October 12 – KIAC Ballroom, Dawson City

Maybe this whole thing raises some questions: Why the Yukon? Is that a Sasquatch? How many songwriters does it take to change a light bulb? Who’s on bass? How many clowns will fit in that car?

Here’s what I know: We are thrilled beyond thrilled. We are over the moon. We’ve already got our bags packed. Everyone has written killer new songs for the project. And the answer to all questions is, of course, “YES”.

North!

New Release: Marine Dreams – “Corner Of The Eye”

New Release: Marine Dreams – “Corner Of The Eye”

August 13, 2013 | Posted in: Marine Dreams 0

After so many lengthy waits, we’re happy to announce the release of the new album by Marine Dreams, Corner of the Eye on September 24th, 2013. 10 killer tracks on 180 gram vinyl and digital formats, acoustic guitars, sweet bass.

We can’t wait for you to hear this one, so give a listen to the track “Roots Come After Lengthy Waits” to catch a glimpse:

Here’s the official line, straight out of the marketing department:

On Marine Dreams’s self titled debut, Ian Kehoe‘s poetic lyrics and guitar driven production stayed close to his roots in rock and roll and punk music.  Now comes Corner of the Eye, a dreamy, unforced exploration of a musical world of its own invention.

Made quickly in a basement in Welland, ON, with Daniel Romano at the helm and Ross Miller, Ian Romano, and Tamara Lindeman on hand, songs were begun and finished in just a few hours. Passing a book of Henri Rousseau’s paintings around the control room, naive depictions of imaginary lions and jungle blossoms, the friends turned away from drum fills, cymbals, electric guitars. Rather, three part harmony, drum machines, and acrobatic bass create an idiosyncratic sound. Flashes of Lee Perry and Jeff Lynne era Petty. A joyful, complex sense of melody. A surprising focus on groove and rhythm. Kehoe’s lyrics, at first glance dreamy, reveal themselves on repeat listens to contain surprising complexity. The internal is the literal on the this record, love as a force, a thing that ‘goes by, confident in it’s crazy pride.’ Emotion conflates reality. “It’s the corner of the eye that can see the human lines’ sings Kehoe, and the line is fitting. This is a record, and a songwriter, that exist themselves on the margins, looking out.

Pressed on 180 gram vinyl replete with a fin de siecle silhouette of a dancing woman and a prose depiction of an elephant hiding in a cherry tree, Corner Of The Eye is unusual, certainly, but irrepressible. A record for the ages, or for some other age, perhaps, one that never actually existed, some time lost between the unfettered poeticism of the twenties and the musical confidence of the sixties. Or perhaps it is a record only for this age, an act of sincerity by Ian Kehoe, throwing out massive choruses and three key change endings while singing quietly of the state of his soul, the complications of his love, of damp eyes and streets wet with the tears of strangers.

Music Video: Shotgun Jimmie – North + Summer Tour Dates

Music Video: Shotgun Jimmie – North + Summer Tour Dates

July 22, 2013 | Posted in: Shotgun Jimmie 0

Shotgun Jimmie is leaving this week for a whole bunch of shows across Canada. Check out the dates below, come out to a show, and enjoy the sweet Jimmie tunes. Like this one! Here’s the new video for “North!” from Everything, Everything, directed by Colin Medley to get you in the mood for rockin’ out.

 

Shotgun Jimmie Summer Tour Dates
July 25th The Exchange (Gateway Festival kick off) Regina, SK
July 26th  Gateway Festival,  Bengough, SK
July 27th and 28th Brandon Folk Music and Arts Festival, Brandon, MB
Aug 2nd 3rd & 4th  SappyFest, Sackville, NB
Aug 7th  Playground, London, ON
Aug 8th  The Mansion House, Saint Catherines, ON
Aug 9th  Mudtown Arts Festival, Owen Sound, ON
Aug 10th  ALL CAPS Festival, Toronto Island, ON
Aug 14th  Wednesdays By The Fountain, Brandon, MB
Aug 16th and 17th   Harvest Sun Festival, Kelwood, MB
Sept 7th  Frosh Fest, Lethbridge, AB
Sept 13th  Harvest Moon Festival, Clearwater, MB

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