Earlier this year, Killbeat Music partnered with Laurie Brown’s Pondercast to bring you Ponderbeat, a series of special episodes featuring selections curated by Laurie from some of Killbeat’s latest releases.
Today, we’re proud to bring you Ponderbeat Episode 2. Off the top, Begonia soulfully leads you to “The Light” while Folly & The Hunter continue driving us down the path to enlightenment with “Now I Know”. Chart toppers Great Lake Swimmers ponder “The Talking Wind”, Liza Anne pays homage to The Cranberries’ Delores O’Riordan with a cover of “Dreams”, and Dan Mangan finds the silver lining in a troubled world on “Just Fear”.
Rae Spoon leads us to the water with “I Held My Breath”, Graham Van Pelt lets us almost disappear completely in “Vanishing Point”, while Overcoats study what it means to be alone “Leave The Light On”. Seasoned veteran Chris Velan opens the mic with “Amateur Hour”, Kaia Kater’s “New Colossus” brings the past to the present, and Colyn Cameron’s “Hallucinations” receives high-praise from Laurie, comparing it to tracks from Wilco and The Beatles.
Next week, Laurie Brown will take Pondercast on the road for the first time with a series of dates throughout the East Coast and Toronto. All the intimacy of her much-loved CBC radio show The Signal, but live, in a room filled with fellow explorers, scored by the music and soundscapes of Pondercast collaborator Joshua Van Tassel. Tickets for all shows can be found here, full tour dates are listed below.
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PONDERBEAT EPISODE 2 TRACKLIST
Begonia - “The Light”
Folly and the Hunter - “Now I Know”
Great Lake Swimmers - “The Talking Wind”
Liza Anne - “Dreams”
Dan Mangan - “Just Fear”
Rae Spoon - “I Held My Breath”
Graham Van Pelt - “Vanishing Point”
Overcoats - “Leave the Light On”
Chris Velan - “Amateur Hour”
Kaia Kater - “New Colossus”
Colyn Cameron - “Hallucinations”
PONDERCAST ON TOUR
Oct 9 - Toronto, ON - Burdock (TICKETS)
Oct 11 - Halifax, NS - Museum Of Natural History (TICKETS)
Oct 12 - Wolfville, NS - Al Whittle Theatre (TICKETS)
Oct 13 - Lunenberg, NS - Lunenberg Academy (TICKETS)
Oct 14 - St. John’s, NFL - Rocket Room (TICKETS)