MAJOR LOVE CELEBRATE NEW LP WITH NEW VIDEO FOR “TOUGHEN UP”

MAJOR LOVE’S SELF-TITLED LP DUE OUT THIS FRIDAY VIA LATENT RECORDINGS

WATCH AND SHARE “TOUGHEN UP” HERE

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!

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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.

WATCH AND SHARE “TOUGHEN UP” HERE

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.

WATCH AND SHARE “SO GOOD” HERE

WATCH “TEAR IT DOWN” LYRIC VIDEO HERE

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)

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 MAJOR LOVE TRACKLIST
01 Tear It Down
02 Older Younger
03 So Good
04 Toughen Up
05 Motherland
06 The Game
07 Eyes
08 I Love All Of You
09 I Can’t Wrap My Heart Around It
10 Get Together

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MAJOR LOVE ANNOUNCES LP, SHARES NEW SINGLE

MAJOR LOVE’S SELF-TITLED LP DUE OUT AUGUST 24 VIA LATENT RECORDINGS

LISTEN AND SHARE “TOUGHEN UP” HERE

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 BEGIN JULY 18

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Today, Major Love have announced their debut self-titled LP, due out August 24 via Latent Recordings. Major Love is the moniker of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Colleen Brown and members of Scenic Route To Alaska, Jesse And The Dandelions, Elijah Abrams, and Aaron Goldstein, who make soulful pop-rock for hosers.

With tracks from their self-titled EP “So Good” and “Tear It Down” already in heavy rotation on CBC Radio 2, both making their way onto the CBC Music Top 20 charts, the band is now sharing LP single, “Toughen Up”.

“Toughen Up” is “all contrasts, and I guess that's where my head was at,” says Brown. Musically, the song is propulsive then barren, peaks and valleys. Lyrically, “it's an inner-interrogation - Bad Cop, Good Cop, and the friend that gets up in the middle of the night to come bail you out. It's the self-improvement bully in our heads versus a gentler self-image.”

LISTEN AND SHARE “TOUGHEN UP” HERE

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 Meehan (Daniel Romano). The singalong track “So Good” was mixed by Brooklyn’s prodigious hit-makers Gus van Go and Werner F.

WATCH AND SHARE “SO GOOD” HERE
WATCH “TEAR IT DOWN” LYRIC VIDEO HERE

MAJOR LOVE TOUR DATES
Jul 18 - Fernie, BC - The Arts Station
Jul 22 - Edmonton, AB - Taste Of Edmonton (w/ Hannah Georgas)
Aug 3 - Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room (w/ Sarah MacDougall) *
Aug 4 - Burnstown, ON - Neat Cafe (w/ Sarah MacDougall and John Aaron Cockburn) *
Aug 10 - Kingston / Marysville, ON - Wolfe Island Music Festival
Aug 18 - Salmon Arm, BC - Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival
Aug 19 - Salmon Arm, BC - Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival
Aug 25 - Ottawa, ON - Irene’s Pub w/Graven and John Aaron Cockburn
Aug 27 - Kingston, ON - The Toucan
Aug 30 - Fredericton, NB - The Capital
Aug 31 - Halifax, NS - Urban Folk Fest - Sniggiliy Wiggily’s
Sep 2 - Breadalbane PEI (- The Dunk, w/ Mayhemmingways)

* Colleen Brown Solo Show

 

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MAJOR LOVE TRACKLIST
01 Tear It Down
02 Older Younger
03 So Good
04 Toughen Up
05 Motherland
06 The Game
07 Eyes
08 I Love All Of You
09 I Can’t Wrap My Heart Around It
10 Get Together

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MAJOR LOVE SHARES NOSTALGIC NEW VIDEO FOR “SO GOOD”

MAJOR LOVE IS THE MONIKER OF COLLEEN BROWN FEATURING MEMBERS OF SCENIC ROUTE TO ALASKA, JESSE AND THE DANDELIONS, ELIJAH ABRAMS,
AND AARON GOLDSTEIN

WATCH AND SHARE “SO GOOD” HERE

TOUR DATES BEGIN JUNE 23

FULL LENGTH ALBUM DUE OUT LATER THIS YEAR – NEW SELF-TITLED EP OUT NOW VIA LATENT RECORDINGS

LISTEN AND SHARE  MAJOR LOVE EP HERE

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Today, Major Love is sharing the new video for “So Good”, a song which has been tearing up the CBC Music Top 20 for the past few weeks now. Major Love is the moniker of Canadian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Colleen Brown and members of Scenic Route To Alaska, Jesse And The Dandelions, Elijah Abrams, and Aaron Goldstein, which translates sonically to soulful pop-rock music for hosers.

Filmed primarily using VHS cameras with director Laura-Lynn Petrick, the video for “So Good” was meant to capture simple childhood nostalgia. “We got some pals together and went roller-skating, ate sugary things, played some light-hearted games,” says Colleen Brown. “The crowning moment was either B Rich's mind-melting paddle-ball cameo, or perhaps the well-placed use of my strobe light, which I purchased in junior high from the Lloyd-Mall San Francisco store.”

WATCH AND SHARE “SO GOOD” HERE

“So Good” was written at a hostel in London while Brown was on tour in the UK. “I hope it doesn't spoil the magic too much to simply say that I'd gone for a walk one morning, and lay down on the grass in a beautiful neighbourhood park in the early summer sun, basically counting my blessings to be touring overseas for the first time, playing music,” she says. “The whole thing was written in about 10 mins, in the hostel shower stall - it's hard to find privacy in those places!”

Major Love has signed with Latent Recordings to release a full length album later this year. Earlier this year they shared a four song self-titled EP which has already seen a lot of praise. EP tracks “So Good” and “Tear It Down” are in heavy rotation on CBC Radio 2, both making their way onto the CBC Music Top 20 charts. While “Motherland” - written essentially as a love-letter to Alberta - won a province wide songwriting contest through the ATB competition, to the tune of $10,000.

LISTEN AND SHARE  MAJOR LOVE EP HERE

The self-titled EP is the first under this new moniker, and 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 EP 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 Meehan (Daniel Romano). The singalong track “So Good” was mixed by Brooklyn’s prodigious hit-makers Gus van Go and Werner F.

WATCH “TEAR IT DOWN” LYRIC VIDEO HERE

TOUR DATES
Jun 23 - Kingston, ON - Skeleton Park Arts Fest (duo and full band performance)
Jun 24 - Kingston, ON - Skeleton Park Arts Fest (Singalong performance)
Jun 30 - Edmonton, AB - The Works Art & Design Festival
Jul 1 - Edmonton, AB - Millwoods Canada Day
Jul 22 - Edmonton, AB Taste Of Edmonton
Aug 10 - Kingston, ON - Wolfe Island Music Festival (duo Show)
Aug 16-19 - Salmon Arm, BC - Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival


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