BARRIE, ONTARIO THREE PIECE TO RELEASE LAMPS VIA LATENT RECORDINGS ON SEPTEMBER 23
LIVE DATES INCLUDE STOPS THROUGHOUT ONTARIO
“There’s a serenity to the music of HarpAcash & the Morals, an indie folk-rock trio hailing from Barrie...perhaps it’s time to take a closer look north of the 401” - The Globe & Mail
With the release of the Barrie-based HarpAcash & the Morals’ first song from its upcoming album, “Douglas Snow”, the critics are beginning “to take a closer look north of the 401.” The Globe & Mail recently claimed the trio “make a welcoming, minimalist sort of music, comparable perhaps to the soulful-rootsy approach of a young Serena Ryder.”
In a few short weeks HarpAcash & the Morals will release their highly anticipated debut LP, Lamps, via Latent Records. Today, listeners are treated to another glimpse of what’s to come with the track “Sleeping In A Hammock”, a song about “getting through life even when it seems ridiculous,” says HarpACash. “It's about making lemonade out of lemons, accepting cause and effect and knowing that life doesn't come with instructions, so you're gonna go through some shit!”
Due out on September 23, Lamps was recorded with Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) at helm in studio, lead vocalist HarpAcash, guitarist Todd Jeffrey, and drummer Daniel Trickett gathered to record the heartbreaking harmonies, graceful guitars, and the idiosyncratic minimalist percussion that forms the 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."
HarpAcash & the Morals recorded its first EP, Music Tree Life Understanding, in 2012 with producer Steve Singh (Ron Hawkins, Brendan Canning). They followed it up by sharing the stage with The Strumbellas, Elliott Brood, and the Cowboy Junkies, and secured a residency at Toronto’s Cameron House.
Recently HarpAcash & the Morals also released a series of videos, live in studio, recording covers for the Latent Uncovers project. Premiering today is the trio’s take on Jon Belion’s “All Time Low” joining its versions of Drake’s “One Dance”, Cowboy Junkies “Blue Moon (Revisited)”, and Justin Biebers’ “Love Yourself”.
Sleeping In A Hammock
In My Room
HARPACASH & THE MORALS LIVE
Aug 26 - Thornbury, ON - Bruce Wine Bar
Sep 23 - Oro Medonte, ON - OK Friday
Oct 06 - Toronto, ON - The Burdock
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