NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES WITH TIM BAKER CONTINUE THIS WEEK
NEW DATES ADDED WITH LYDIA PERSAUD
NEW LP, THE SHAPE OF YOUR NAME, OUT NOW VIA NEXT DOOR RECORDS
“a gorgeous collection of detail-rich folk songs” - NOW Magazine
“...most refined record to date...The Shape of Your Name is Cornfield's songwriting at its most biting, lucid and nourished.” - Exclaim! 9/10
“...a reward reserved for those paying attention.” - Pitchfork
“After one run through of Charlotte Cornfield’s new single “Silver Civic”, I’m thinking back on past memories of every relationship I’ve been in. After two listens, I’m in tears.” - EARMILK
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Last Week, Charlotte Cornfield shared the new video for “June” from her recently released LP, The Shape Of Your Name. Directed by Kevin Drew and filmed by Joe Cornfield, the video was shot in the warehouse at Toronto’s Burdock where a piano had to be forklifted into the space. Charlotte tells NOW Magazine that the video, though filmed in one shot, needed several takes to work. "As soon as the camera went around the piano, Kevin would yell 'alright everyone, disappear' and then they'd have to hurry up the stairs to the mezzanine...And two people had to stay down to throw the books on the floor."
Out now via Outside Music’s new imprint Next Door Records, The Shape Of Your Name has a more refined studio sound than her scrappier 2016 release Future Snowbird, and for good reason: it was recorded in 5 different sessions over the course of 3 years. The songs are her strongest and most striking to date - contemplative and contemporary, funny and heart-wrenching - and they’ve got that stuck-in-your-head-for-days quality that Cornfield is known for. The Shape Of Your Name features a star-studded cast of collaborators including (but not limited to) Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett, Broken Social Scene members Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew, and Charles Spearin, and Montreal songwriter Leif Vollebekk.
“My initial intention wasn’t to make a record at all,” Charlotte muses. “The whole thing kind of happened by accident. I went to The Banff Centre to do a residency and came out with these recordings that I knew I wanted to use for something but wasn’t sure what.” She brought the unfinished songs to her former roommate Nigel Ward in Montreal. “He fell into the producer role seamlessly. We took it slow and just tried things for a while until the vision settled in. There was no rush. It was freeing, and it gave the songs a lot of breathing room to develop.”
For the past four years Cornfield has been booking and managing Burdock Music Hall, a small venue in the west end of Toronto. The job has offered her stability and a strong sense of place in Toronto’s bursting-at-the-gills music community. She’s also an in-demand drummer and side musician, and has worked closely with Tim Darcy of Ought, Molly Burch, Adrian Underhill, and members of Lake Street Dive. She has toured extensively in North America and Europe and has supported a huge range of artists including Broken Social Scene, Anais Mitchell, Daniel Romano, and Sam Amidon.
MORE PRAISE FOR CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD
“Her songwriting is ravenous …work in the tradition of Dylan or
Townes Van Zandt” - The Globe And Mail
“ever-sharpening songwriter’s mill smartly constructed and executed …
2016’s first highlight” - Toronto Star
“Cornfield has proven her prowess in songwriting, making incredibly personal songs ring universal with listeners, creating a small but very inclusive world that one simply must submerge themselves in immediately” - CBC Music
“great performances…endearingly clever …landing in delightfully unexpected places” - Exclaim!
“a collection of vibrant, no-nonsense folk songs” - NOW Magazine
“a charming and breezy rung in the ladder to her inevitable fame and fortune” - BeatRoute
CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD TOUR DATES
Apr 29 - Fredericton, NB - Wilmot United Church ^
Apr 30 - Moncton, NB - Tide & Boar Ballroom ^
May 3 - Halifax, NS - St. Matthew’s United Church ^
May 4 - Halifax, NS - St. Matthew’s United Church ^
May 7 - Montreal, QC - Le Ministere ^
May 24 - Toronto, ON - The Baby G - Album Release Show, Presented by Venus Fest
May 25 - Cobourg, ON - The Loft
May 29 - Edmonton, AB - Station On Jasper ^
May 30 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar ^
Jun 1 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial ^
Jun 3 - Seattle, WA - Columbia City Theater ^
Jun 4 - Portland, OR - The Old Church ^
Jun 7 - Los Angeles, CA - The Hotel Cafe ^
Jun 9 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah ^
Jun 13 - Ottawa, ON - NAC *
Jun 14 - Kingston, ON - The Mansion *
Jun 15 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware *
NEXT DOOR RECORDS
Next Door Records is the newest label from Outside Music Inc. The new imprint will join Outside Music's artist management, publishing, and long-standing distribution divisions alongside their eponymous label.