FRAZEY FORD SIGNS TO ARTS & CRAFTS, SHARES NEW D’ANGELO COVER

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Exuding equal parts Americana, alt-country, and soul, Frazey Ford (The Be Good Tanyas) has bloomed as a solo artist, the soulful, honey-dipped restraint in her vocals and lyrical intimacies. Today, the East Vancouver based artist is sharing her lush reinterpretation of D’Angelo’s “When We Get By” to celebrate her signing to Arts & Crafts.

LISTEN AND SHARE “WHEN WE GET BY” (D’ANGELO COVER) HERE

“When We Get By” is the first single in 3 years to be released by Frazey since her scathingly soulful and brutally honest stand-up-for-yourself 2014 anthem “Done”, which has over one million YouTube views.

With the momentum of her two solo albums — 2010’s Obadiah and 2014’s Indian Ocean — Frazey is returning to Afterlife Studios to record her third outing which will be released by Arts & Crafts. Frazey will be taking the seat of co-producer with John Raham (We Are The City, Soujouners, Destroyer), a familiar face from Frazey’s past projects, and her new album will showcase talent from Vancouver and international A-listers alike.  

The lightness and hallowed grace Frazey Ford casts on audiences during her live performances lifts melodies to new heights as she sings about renewal, strength, pain, tough truths, knowing when to breath in and let go, trusting yourself, being bold and appreciating all the nuances of love to be found in life.

WATCH AND SHARE “DONE” HERE

 

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PRAISE FOR INDIAN OCEAN

“That's Ford's genius — finding the ways opposing forces complement each other. She's got the glitter to balance her grit, and exactly enough sully in her sweet.” — NPR Music

“An album that transcends its influence…she stands centre of this LP like a quiet testifying force.”  — Mojo (4 Stars)

“Frazey Ford takes an unexpected turn on her forthcoming album. She collaborated with the Hi Rhythm Section, best known for their work as the backing band for artists like Al Green and Ann Peebles. The result is gorgeous.” — KCRW

"Indian Ocean grooves so smoothly, with the Hi Rhythm Section holding down some of the finest support you'll hear this year." — No Depression


AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
15 Nov - Sydney, NSW - Leadbelly
16 Nov - Cronulla, NSW - Brass Monkey
17 Nov - Adelaide, SA - The Jive
18 Nov - Brisbane, QLD - Old Museum (Hall #3)
19 Nov - Mullumbimby, NSW - Mullum Music Festival
21 Nov - Auckland, NZ - Tuning Fork
22 Nov - Melbourne, VIC - Northote Social Club
23 Nov - Oakleigh, VIC - Caravan Music Club
24 Nov - Perth, WA - Babushka Bandroom
25 Nov - Fremantle, WA - Mojos

Tickets available from www.psmusicgroup.com.au

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LIZA ANNE RELEASES “PARANOIA” HER ANTHEMIC DEBUT SINGLE FOR ARTS & CRAFTS

“PARANOIA” EARNS PRAISE FROM ZANE LOWE AND NPR MUSIC

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NEW SONG FOLLOWS NATIONAL TOUR WITH JOSEPH

“‘Paranoia’ leans into duality. What starts as a seething, slow burn of a track builds into a poppy bridge and chorus and then slams suddenly into a blown-out, distorted refrain.” - NPR Music

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Liza Anne has released her new single “Paranoia”, an anthemic track that grabs you by the throat with roaring immediacy. In it, Liza faces her panic anxiety disorder with striking candor, but sets her reflections to a gritty pop melody adorned with unforgettable hooks. Zane Lowe premiered the song earlier today on his Beats1 show, and NPR Music and said “What starts as a seething, slow burn of a track builds into a poppy bridge and chorus and then slams suddenly into a blown-out, distorted refrain. “Paranoia” is Liza’s debut release for Arts & Crafts.

LISTEN AND SHARE “PARANOIA” HERE

The new song comes on the heels of Liza’s national tour opening for Joseph. Liza is in the midst of preparing her new album, set to release next year. Details on the new record will come soon.

NYLON dubbed Liza an artist with the “keen ability to turn even the smallest of feelings into a sweeping song,” and NPR Music has praised her “searing reflections.” The Georgia-bred, Nashville-based artist has toured with Margaret Glaspy.

 

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SKYDIGGERS STREAM ALBUM AHEAD OF RELEASE DATE

STREAM WARMTH OF THE SUN HERE VIA EXCLAIM!

PRE-ORDER WARMTH OF THE SUN TODAY AND RECEIVE “NEEDLE & THREAD” AS AN INSTANT DOWNLOAD

SKYDIGGERS’ WARMTH OF THE SUN OUT OCTOBER 20 VIA LATENT RECORDINGS

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TOUR DATES BEGIN NOV 15

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Skydiggers are streaming their upcoming album, Warmth Of The Sun, in its entirety ahead of next week’s release date courtesy of Exclaim!. The band’s 9th studio album arrives on October 20 via Latent Recordings as an eloquent and vital plea for compassion, honesty, healing, and reckoning with the truth, rendered in the group’s classic folk-rock style.

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The 12-track album, which reflects the group’s elemental guitar-based origins and plaintive layered vocal style, was recorded by longtime band associate Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) and will be released via Latent Recordings label on CD, digital download, and — in a first for Skydiggers’ 30-year career — on vinyl. Pre-orders of the album will receive an instant downloadof “Needle & Thread”, a song which predates the official formation of Skydiggers.   

“We liked the song but whenever we recorded it, it sounded so earnest,” says Josh Finlayson. “We tried it with this band, and it was literally the first take and Aaron Comeau is still learning the riff. It was so kind of haphazard, it just seemed cool, there wasn't a lot of thought, nothing premeditated about it.”

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The urgency and immediacy of the songs on Warmth Of The Sun is reflected in how the record was made. Several are presented in live-off-the-floor versions, often with live vocals intact, lending the LP an air of immediacy, vitality and intimacy, reflective of the band’s storied live shows. It’s also evidence of the strength of the road-honed band lineup featured on the record: the rhythm section of Derrick Brady (bass) and Noel Webb (drums), vocalist Jessy Bell Smith and the most recent addition, multi-instrumentalist Aaron Comeau.

Finlayson adds, “If there was an agenda, it was that we wanted more of a guitar centric record. We very much love this version of the band. Most of the tracks were recorded in two days and we didn’t spend a lot of time on overdubs.”

WATCH AND SHARE “WARMTH OF THE SUN” HERE

The songs draw from a number of sources, everything from recent collaborations between Finlayson and Maize (“Like A New Beginning”) to songs that date back to the dawn of their collaboration in the 1980s (“An Apology”). “Show Me The Night” features an emotive vocal from Jessy Bell Smith and dates to a songwriting session between Finlayson, Tom Wilson (Lee Harvey Osmond, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings), Thompson Wilson, and Stephen Fearing (Blackie & The Rodeo Kings). “Push Comes To Shove” was one of several songs drafted by Maize during songwriting retreats at the Banff Centre and Finlayson’s “When You’re On A Roll”, co-written with Kevin Douglas, was penned during his frequent songwriting sojourns in Nashville. The set also includes two heartfelt covers: The Tragically Hip’s “The Rock” from The Depression Suite and “The Air That I Breathe”, best known in The Hollies’ hit version.

“Warmth Of The Sun is a reflection of the live band, how good the players are, how quick they are,” says Maize. “And we wanted to capture that energy and not overthink it.”

The result can only be described as a classic Skydiggers album, one that can sit shoulder to shoulder alongside milestone records in the group’s catalogue like Restless, Just Over This Mountain and Road Radio. “It’s a privilege to have had this opportunity to share our music with people for so many years,” says Finlayson. “Warmth of the Sun reflects our lives right now, and we’re lucky to share it with people and let it become part of their lives.”

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WARMTH OF THE SUN TRACKLIST
01 Warmth Of The Sun
02 Push Comes To Shove
03 Don’t Try To Explain
04 Show Me The Night
05 The Rock
06 An Apology
07 Like A New Beginning
08 Needle & Thread
09 Time Of Season
10 When You’re On A Roll
11 Nothing Lasts Forever
12 The Air That I Breathe

SKYDIGGERS ON TOUR

Nov 15 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre (tickets)
Nov 16 - Calgary, AB - The Ironwood (tickets)
Nov 17 - Calgary, AB - The Ironwood (tickets)
Nov 18 - Edmonton, AB - The Needle Vinyl Tavern (tickets)
Nov 20 - Saskatoon, SK - The Broadway Theatre (tickets)
Nov 29 - Peterborough, ON - Market Hall  (tickets)
Dec 1 - Kingston, ON - Isabel Bader Theatre # (tickets)
Dec 6 - London, ON - Aeolian Hall - * (tickets)
Dec 7 - Kitchener, ON - Centre In The Square * (tickets)
Dec 8 - Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Public Library * (tickets)
Dec 14 - Meaford, ON - Meaford Hall * (tickets)
Dec 15 - Barrie, ON - Mavrick’s Music Hall * (tickets)
Dec 16 - Gravenhurst, ON - Gravenhurst Opera House * (tickets)
Dec 17 - Midland, ON - Midland Cultural Centre - (tickets)
Dec 20 - Ottawa, ON - NAC Studio Hall * (tickets)
Dec 22 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern * (tickets)
Dec 23 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern * (tickets) 

* A Skydiggers Christmas
# A Skydiggers & Friends Christmas – Fundraiser for Kingston Hospice

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