BARRIE, ONTARIO THREE PIECE SIGNS WITH LATENT RECORDINGS FOR UPCOMING ALBUM
Halfway between Canada’s largest city, Toronto, and the lakes and forests of cottage country, Barrie, Ontario’s HarpAcash & the Morals utilize their surroundings to create a unique style of indie folk-rock that combines the tension of the former with the peacefulness of the latter. Consisting of lead vocalist HarpAcash, guitarist Todd Jeffrey, and drummer Daniel Trickett the band has become a must-see act in a very short period of time. Today, they are pleased to announce they have signed to Latent Recordings for an upcoming album.
It was after supporting the Cowboy Junkies on a string of dates that Michael Timmins was impressed by the trio. “Their music pulled me from backstage and compelled me to listen,” says Timmins. “HarpAcash's vocals alone are a force of nature, but joined with Todd Jeffery's angular song structures and Dan Trickett's powerful, multi-dimensional drumming, their music becomes wholly original. It has been a pleasure working with them and we look forward to introducing them to music lovers everywhere."
“We are honored to be partners with the passionate and creative team at Latent Recordings, who respect and support the vision of their artists,” says HarpAcash. “We are thrilled to be releasing our first full-length record on Latent. Much respect and appreciation to Michael for his work as our producer and mentor on the project.”
In celebration of the signing, HarpAcash & the Morals are sharing their live in studio video for their cover of Drake’s “One Dance”. “I had been enjoying Drake’s latest album, and ‘One Dance’ in particular,” says HarpAcash. “I was curious to see what we could do with it, the guys were up for the challenge, and well, we definitely put our own spin on it. I guess you could call it ‘genre-bending’.”
HarpAcash & the Morals recorded their first EP, Music Tree Life Understanding, in 2012 with producer Steve Singh (Ron Hawkins, Brendan Canning). They followed it up by taking the road with Elliott Brood, The Strumbellas, and the Cowboy Junkies, and secured a residency at Toronto’s Cameron House. Stay tuned as the band’s debut full length will be released later this year with more tour dates to follow.
HARPACASH & THE MORALS LIVE
July 29 - Barrie, ON - The Roxy Theatre, Kempenfest After Party w/ Paper Bird, Lost Cousins
Aug 04 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern w/ Barbie Lee Jak, The Tired Flames
Aug 29 - Thornbury, ON - Bruce Wine Bar