HARPACASH & THE MORALS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “MODERN COMFORTABLE”
BARRIE, ONTARIO THREE PIECE TO RELEASE NEW LP, 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
As HarpAcash & the Morals prepare to release their highly anticipated debut LP, Lamps, via Latent Records, audiences are treated to another glimpse of what’s to come with the video for album cut “Modern Comfortable”. “As soon as I heard the song ..., it felt a bit like an adventure,” says Video Director Barsin Aghajan. “We knew we needed a touch of naivety, innocence, and heart to bring this song to life visually.”
"I love the purity of the older sibling-type girl engaging in imaginative play with the young boys,” says lead vocalist HarpAcash. “We so easily let go of our childhood as it’s reflected in the aggression of the other teenagers. I directly relate to the young girls' protective nature, her perseverance and her peaceful demeanour.” Drummer Dan Trickett adds, "as our culture moves with increasing speed towards a technology driven existence, it's easy to forget the simple joys that can be found by connecting with people and the environment that surrounds us. Barsin has managed to capture that feeling, and highlights how fleeting those moments can be.”
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 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 their first EP, Music Tree Life Understanding, in 2012 with producer Steve Singh (Ron Hawkins, Brendan Canning). They followed it up by taking to the road with Elliott Brood, The Strumbellas, and the Cowboy Junkies, and secured a residency at Toronto’s Cameron House. Recently the trio also released a series of videos, live in studio, recording a few covers for the Latent Uncovers project. Premiering recently was the trio’s take on Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” joining its versions of Jon Belion’s “All Time Low”, Drake’s “One Dance”, Cowboy Junkies “Blue Moon (Revisited)”, and Justin Biebers’ “Love Yourself”.
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HARPACASH & THE MORALS LIVE
Sep 23 - Oro Medonte, ON - OK Friday
Oct 6 - Toronto, ON - The Burdock
Oct 12 - Barrie - Art Biz - Mady Centre
Nov 19 - Gravenhurst - Sawdust City Brewery
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