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.
“[Transistor Sister] 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.