MAJOR LOVE’S SELF-TITLED LP DUE OUT THIS FRIDAY VIA LATENT RECORDINGS
MAJOR LOVE IS THE MONIKER OF COLLEEN BROWN FEATURING MEMBERS OF SCENIC ROUTE TO ALASKA, JESSE AND THE DANDELIONS, ELIJAH ABRAMS,
AND AARON GOLDSTEIN
TOUR DATES CONTINUE AUG 25
“Major Love wield energy with an electric bite: melodies twist catchy and Brown's pop-happy voice swoops into psychedelic undertones. …a soundtrack for revelry” Exclaim!
Photo Credit : Matt Allen // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
With Major Love’s self-titled debut LP hitting the shelves this Friday, the band of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Colleen Brown and members of Scenic Route To Alaska, Jesse And The Dandelions, Elijah Abrams, and Aaron Goldstein, are sharing the new video for “Toughen Up”.
Filmed in Toronto and Kingston with director/videographer Laura-Lynn Petrick, who also directed the video for “So Good”, the video has “a texture and visibility to those internal monologues that narrate our existence and motivate some of our crazier moments,” says Brown.
Major Love was conceived in the lamplight of London’s Bedroom Bar during Brown’s first tour overseas. Fellow Edmontonians, Scenic Route To Alaska, were also wrapping their first tour in Germany and the UK. The two acts found themselves on the same dimly lit stage in Shoreditch, 7000 kms from their hometown, bonding over an appreciation of vintage Harmony guitars, singalong pop/rock anthems and an affinity for the spacious, soulful recordings released on the Stax and Motown labels in the 1960’s.
“I watched them play and knew right away that I wanted to work with them, and we got along gangbusters right from the get-go... it felt like synchronicity,” says Brown. “We went into the studio with our mutual friend and collaborator Jesse Northey (Jesse And The Dandelions) within a month of returning home, planning just to record one or two songs to test the waters. Things felt and sounded so amazing that we just tracked the whole LP there.”
Recorded live off the floor in Edmonton’s True North Studios with Northey on keys and faders, they were joined by multi-instrumentalist Elijah Abrams, with additional mixes and co-production by Toronto-based pedal steel guru Aaron Goldstein and Kenneth Roy Meehan (Daniel Romano). The singalong track “So Good” was mixed by Brooklyn’s prodigious hit-makers Gus van Go and Werner F.
MAJOR LOVE TOUR DATES
Aug 25 - Ottawa, ON - Irene’s Pub w/Graven and John Aaron Cockburn
Aug 27 - Kingston, ON - The Toucan
Aug 30 - Halifax, NS – Halifax Urban Folk Fest – The Carleton
Sep 2 - Breadalbane PEI (- The Dunk, w/ Mayhemmingways) (Colleen Brown Solo)