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Shotgun Jimmie releases a video for “Fountain,“ the latest single from his new album Transistor Sister 2. Watch it HERE.
Inspired by silent movies, the black and white clip follows Jimmie and his band – By Divine Right‘s José Contreras, Ladyhawk‘s Ryan Peters, and Do Make Say Think‘s Jay Baird – as they prepare to play an album release show at SappyFest in Sackville, NB. As one might expect, both from this gaggle of affable jokesters and the surrounding aura of Sappy at large, “laughter and merriment amongst friends ensues.” The video was shot and directed by You’ve Changed Records mainstay, Colin Medley.
On the heels of this new video, Shotgun Jimmie expands his upcoming tour dates in support of Transistor Sister 2. The first half of the cross-Canada trek sees a solo Jimmie supporting Thrush Hermit on the Western leg of their tour celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Clayton Park. The later half reunites Jimmie with the Transistor Sister 2 backing band for shows throughout Ontario, including a special tour finale at The Tranzac in Toronto, ON.
“Last November, mere hours after wrapping the album’s recording, the band and I played an exclusive preview of Transistor Sister 2 in the front room of Toronto’s Tranzac Club. It was a crowded night of pals, pints and joyous rock n’roll,” Jimmie explains. “Nearly a year later, we’re excited to be returning to The Tranzac’s main stage for the album’s official Toronto release show!”
All tour dates are as follows:
September 27 – Halifax, NS @ The Marquee Ballroom *
October 09 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre *
October 10 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina *
October 11 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room *
October 12 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre *
October 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial *
October 15 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom *
November 13 – Windsor, ON @ Green Bean Café +
November 14 – Sudbury, ON @ The Townhouse +
November 15 – Hamilton, ON @ Into The Abyss (early show) +
November 15 – Stoney Creek, ON @ Ask The People (later show)
November 16 – Guelph, ON @ ANAF +
November 17 – Toronto, ON @ The Tranzac +
* w. Thrush Hermit
+ w. José Contreras
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