New Release: Shotgun Jimmie – “Field Of Trampolines”

New Release: Shotgun Jimmie – “Field Of Trampolines”

April 14, 2016 | Posted in: Shotgun Jimmie 0

Shotgun Jimmie returns with Field of Trampolines, and it’s a perfect summer album arriving just in time for spring. Recorded at the Eastern end of a cross-Canada tour in August 2015, when Shotgun Jimmie and his band (Winnipeg’s wonderful Human Music) slept under the stars, played rock shows and swam every possible lake. Crowds were surfed. They ate from orchards and cooked by campfire. Field of Trampolines was produced by Joel Plaskett in his Dartmouth, NS studio. Joel is a magician, a musician and a legend. They worked quickly, recording live and mixing fast in a single 4-day session. Joel captured the summer vibes like a glow bug in his bare hands.

Here are 10 songs celebrating life’s joys: life on the road (Join The Band), natural phenomena (Solar Array), and camping (Triple Letter Score). There are a series of tributes to Jimmie’s friends and inspirations: The Constantines are saluted in Constantine BelieverAttack In Black in Love Letter, and the legendary Eric’s Trip in Song For Julie, Chris, Rick + Mark. Jimmie’s current life as a student at art school also gets due airtime: “I’m losing sleep over Georgia O’Keefe” he sings in Georgia OK. And as the batteries run down on the nostalgic and entirely wonderful Walkman Battery Bleed, you’ll be looking to flip back to the A side and play it all over again.

Field Of Trampolines joins an impressive discography: 5 full length albums since 2007 (including the Polaris Prize nominated Transistor Sister), and split releases with Joel Plaskett, Ladyhawk, and Attack in Black. In 2012, Jimmie appeared on John K. Samson’s Provincial (Epitaph/ANTI) and toured across North America and Europe as Samson’s lead guitarist and opening act.

Field Of Trampolines will be released on March 18, 2016. Pre-orders are available now in the mailorder shop.

Listen to the “anthemic guide to life on the road” Join The Band:

New Book: Shuvinai Ashoona & Shary Boyle – “Universal Cobra”

New Book: Shuvinai Ashoona & Shary Boyle – “Universal Cobra”

February 4, 2016 | Posted in: Shuvinai Ashoona & Shary Boyle 0

We are very happy to announce You’ve Changed’s first book project:  Shuvinai Ashoona & Shary Boyle – Universal Cobra. This beautifully printed full colour 48 page softcover collects individual works on paper from these renowned artists, and a series of spectacular collaborative drawings from the November 2015 exhibition at Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal. Universal Cobra is a limited edition of 200 copies, available from our mailorder shop.

In the 2009 exhibition Noise Ghost, held at the University of Toronto’s Justina M Barnicke gallery, curator Nancy Campbell paired the drawings of Shuvinai Ashoona and Shary Boyle. It was the first time the artists had encountered each other’s work. In 2011 Boyle traveled to Cape Dorset in Nunavut to meet Ashoona and draw for three weeks alongside the artists of Kinngait studios. During that trip Ashoona and Boyle made their first drawing on the same page: Ashoona titled it Universal Cobra Pussy. Over the next few years, during her rare trips south, Ashoona would visit Boyle in Toronto. Boyle mailed up posters and books of her work, and sent postcards.

In late summer of 2015, Shary Boyle made four drawings in Montreal and left sections of each blank. Simultaneously, Shuvinai Ashoona made three in Cape Dorset, leaving regions of white space. Boyle flew to Baffin Island in late September 2015, and for five days they worked again at the Kinngait studios. Swapping drawings, Ashoona and Boyle completed each other’s images, occasionally going back onto the same page while the other was working.

In November 2015 the artists came together in Montreal to present Universal Cobra, an exhibition of drawings, sculptures and collaborative drawings co-presented by Feheley Fine Arts & Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain.

More details, and a whole lot of amazing art, can be found at:

Please join us for the Universal Cobra book launch at Feheley Fine Arts, 65 George Street, Toronto, Ontario on Saturday, February 6, 3-5 pm.

In addition to Universal Cobra, we are also pleased to make available through the Mailorder Store The Illuminations Project, Shary Boyle and Emily Vey Duke’s 10 year long collaborative writing and drawing exchange published in 2015 by Oakville Galleries.

Top image: Self Portrait, Shuvinai Ashoona and Shary Boyle, 2015. Ink, guache, coloured pencil on paper, 107 x 86 cm


Stream Nap Eyes’ “Thought Rock Fish Scale” via The Fader

Stream Nap Eyes’ “Thought Rock Fish Scale” via The Fader

February 2, 2016 | Posted in: Nap Eyes 0

After long waits, strange journeys, and far wanderings it’s finally here: Nap Eyes – Thought Rock Fish Scale will be released Friday February 5th! And to spare those last few days of anticipation and uncertainty and discomfort, we are happy to say “Peace! There is no need! Listen here my friends, and may you be soothed by the listening!”

We couldn’t be more excited. This record has been deep burrowed into our hearts and minds since Nigel first sent it our way so many months back. To our ears it’s a stone-cold classic. Ian Kehoe told me Lion In Chains was the best song to have yet been released by our humble label. I, more politic, avoid such statements as “best” and “all-time favourite” and “absolute” – though they beat strong in my veins and struggle against the teeth. These are wise songs, all.

Orders received through our mailorder shop are shipping now! And are special Thought Rock Fish Scale + Whine Of The Mystic package deal is available until Sunday February 7.

Nap Eyes – Thought Rock Fish Scale (YC-024) LP/CD/Digital.
Album stream courtesy of our partners at Paradise of Bachelors:

Tour Dates:
Mon. Mar. 7 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Tue. Mar. 8 – Hudson, NY @ The Half Moon
Wed. Mar. 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Thu. Mar. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Fri. Mar. 11 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Sat. Mar. 12 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
Sun. Mar. 13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Wed. Mar. 16-Fri. Mar. 18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Sun. Mar. 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Mon. Mar. 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Tue. Mar. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Thu. Mar. 24 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Fri. Mar. 25 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Sat. Mar. 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
Mon. Mar. 28 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
Tue. Mar. 29 – Edmonton, AB @ Brixx Bar & Grill
Wed. Mar. 30 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s Cantina
Fri. Apr. 1 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club
Sat. Apr. 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Sun. Apr. 3 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Mon. Apr. 4 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Tue. Apr. 5 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
Thu. Apr. 7 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Fri. Apr. 8 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo


Announcing YCTV

Announcing YCTV

December 8, 2015 | Posted in: YCTV 0

Since 2009, You’ve Changed Records has documented the works of a small, but ever-growing group of artists, songwriters, and performers. Toronto-based photographer and director Colin Medley has worked closely with the label on a variety of projects over the last many years, photographing bands, designing books and album covers, and directing music videos. We’re excited to be working with Colin on a dedicated channel for live videos, sessions, archival material, and film projects: YCTV.

The first videos are already available:
– A solo-acoustic in studio performance of Remembering by Marine Dreams, recorded October 13, 2015.
– Daniel, Fred, and Julie perform Runner at the Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto) on April 15, 2010.
– Nap Eyes perform Tribal Thoughts and No Fear Of Hellfire at Lee’s Palace on September 25, 2015.

Please subscribe now to catch all the upcoming videos.

New Release: Nap Eyes – “Thought Rock Fish Scale”

New Release: Nap Eyes – “Thought Rock Fish Scale”

November 16, 2015 | Posted in: Nap Eyes 0

Nap Eyes return February 5, 2016 with the long-awaited and completely excellent Thought Rock Fish Scale. These are literate songs, posing riddles about friendship, faith, mortality, and self-doubt, refining and elaborating on the sound of the beloved Whine Of The Mystic, offering an airier, more spacious second chapter.

Thought Rock Fish Scale was recorded in the crisp daylight of late May 2014, in the living room and screened porch of a seaside family home near Pictou, Nova Scotia. Like all Nap Eyes recordings to date, the album is framed by a set of severe self-imposed strictures: a mere four days to capture as many songs as possible completely live, with no overdubs, to a temperamental old TEAC four-track ¼” tape recorder. The result is a document pristine in its intentional imperfections.

Spin magazine described opening track Mixer as “an existentialist indie-pop daydream”. Please listen below.

The deluxe LP, pressed on 150g virgin vinyl, features a heavy-duty chipboard jacket, full-color inner sleeve with lyrics, and a download coupon; the CD is housed in a gatefold chipboard jacket. Thought Rock Fish Scale is available for pre-order in the mailorder shop now.

Read more about Thought Rock Fish Scale on the album page.

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