RICH AUCOIN - HOLD EP
RELEASE DATE : MARCH 16, 2018
Rich Aucoin has never been one to do things normally. You know the stories by now: How he toured across Canada on a bike - confirming the next night’s show from the green room of the venue he was currently sound-checking in. On that bike tour, he ran a half-marathon in every city, raised money, donated every cent to Leukemia research. On the next tour, he ran half marathons for Heart And Stroke while at the same time recording 2011’s We’re All Dying To Live, featuring over 500 players. And his first EP, Personal Publication, syncs up perfectly with “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” and 2014’s Ephemeral with “The Little Prince”. How every show features a custom video opening and a party under a parachute and at the end of that show, he puts his phone number up and you texted him.
Well, Rich saved all those numbers in his rolodex - totaling almost 16,000 friends and strangers - so if you’ve received a text from Rich today, or saw a poster around town, or on social media, asking Rich to text you, then you’ve likely already heard the news that there’s a new EP coming out on March 16.
It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that when Aucoin’s computer was stolen on a surf trip in Costa Rica in 2016, along with it went most of the recordings for the new EP. Gone. All but one completely finished new song which he had sent to his manager. That song was to be the last song of the new EP. And that record? He didn’t just start over - he made his best work ever: spanning through electro-jungle variations to joyous and catchy orchestral pop.
01 THE FEAR
02 THE DREAM
03 THE MIDDLE
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