As he prepares to release his new album Transistor Sister 2
this week at SappyFest
, Shotgun Jimmie
unveils a mini-documentary chronicling the making of the record. Watch it HERE
or by clicking on the image above.
Recorded over the span of one week with By Divine Right‘s José Contreras at the helm and in the band, Transistor Sister 2 also features two of Jimmie’s long-time collaborators as the rhythm section: Ryan Peters (Ladyhawk) and Jay Baird (Do Make Say Think). Hours after its completion, the band performed the full album at The Tranzac in Toronto, ON, treating the crowd to a new set of genuine pop gems, thematic callbacks to its musical predecessor (2011’s Transistor Sister), and manifestos that renounce cynicism and promote positivity.
] has become a nostalgic record for myself and other people,” Jimmie says in the featurette
. “With [Transistor Sister 2
], I’m intentionally trying to create an experience that I’ll be nostalgic for.”
Keeping that spirit of nostalgia alive, Shotgun Jimmie announces a series of performances supporting Thrush Hermit this fall. He joins the band for the Western leg of their tour celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Clayton Park. Dates are as follows:
Tickets for all of these performances are on sale now, and are available by clicking the venue links above.
Are you ready for The New Sincerity? We’ve released a new single from my forth coming record. Available for streaming here. Essentially, it’s the record’s manifesto. It’s actually a manifesto I wrote for an art history class. I got an A+!!! Hopefully you like it as much as my prof did. The song was inspired by a T-shirt Paul Henderson made for me at a Sackville art party. Thanks Paul. Thanks Post-Post-Modernism. Thanks You’ve Changed Records. Thank you fine listener.
It’s with the greatest pleasure that I announce my forthcoming album. Transistor Sister 2 will be released worldwide on August 2nd via You’ve Change Records. We’re releasing the record at Sappyfest in Sackville, New Brunswick! Sappyfest is the best weekend of the year and I’m over the moon excited to be playing there this summer. The Transistor Sister Band (Jason Baird, Ryan Peters and José Contreras) will be there backing me up and hanging out.
Today the kind folks at Bytefm (Berlin, DE) are premiering our first single Cool All The Time.
You can stream the track here
. Cool All The Time features a bunch of pals including a monologue by Chad Vangaalen, a sick wurlitzer riff by Steven Lambke and some synth wizardry by Cole Woods.
Like the first Transistor Sister, the cover of TS2 features a collage by my art and life hero Paul Henderson. Paul is basically the Toronto Raptors of collage.
Transistor Sister 2 was engineered, mixed and produced by my dear friend and collaborator José Contreras. José made this album. He has the best guitar amp and I played through it on almost every song on the record. José is basically the Toronto Raptors of rock and roll guitar tone.
I’m elated by how this record turned out and I can’t wait to share it. Lots of fun stuff ahead in the coming months!
Ryan Peters, Jay Baird and I are making Transistor Sister 2! We’re recording it in Toronto with José Contreras. At the end of the session we’re going to play a rock show of all the new tunes. I’m starting out the night by playing all of the first Transistor Sister (solo acoustic)
Here are three more singles from the Heat Death! The full length album is coming out on Feb 14th 2018!
My upcoming Freiburg show has changed venues to “Slow Club” on May 26th.
I’m in a new band!
We are The Heat Death. We’ve been working in secret for several years. This is our first single. It’s the hangover remedy for a year of constant disbelief. Happy New Year.
Heat Death Manifesto
there will be no more 2016;
there may be a diminishing of
thermodynamic free energy,
but big hearts and bright minds
will light the way home.
in shopping carts and hotel bars,
we will unfurl the night,
oppositely and equally,
and look you in the eye
with a slow-motion smile.
only because we are hanging on the phone,
desperately scrambling to keep it as crucial as possible.
January 1st 2017