refreshinglysharp asked: I saw you at Winnipeg Folk Fest this summer and you were awesome. Any chance you'll be back again next year?
I doubt we’ll get the chance to be back again for a little while. It’s good to see new things every year and I really hope we’ll get to be at the Edmonton Folk in 2014. Julia is from there and it would be a huge deal for her & family. Speaking of which: What’s up with the Victoria Folk Fest? Let’s bring that back already
2:03 pm • 27 August 2013 • 3 notes
turnitup-or-turnitoff asked: Do you have a fave album of 2013? Or one you are looking forward to being released?
I’m interested to see what this new Arcade Fire ft. James Murphy thing will be like. It would be cool to hear new Deerhoof soon. I’m trying to get caught up on the last 26 years of music I missed, as well.
2:01 pm • 27 August 2013 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: Sounds and tunes you're most into at the moment?
Listened to about 4 or 5 Nina Simone records last night, what a great voice. New things? Said The Whale’s new longer player got some spins in the van, We Are The City and Royal Canoe also. I’m looking for a new record that makes me feel sadly nostalgic and hopelessly optimistic this year. Could be cool to write something like that too.
1:58 pm • 27 August 2013 • 4 notes
Anonymous asked: Any advice to artists looking to make it in the independent Canadian scene?
Be patient, be open, and eat a salad.
1:55 pm • 27 August 2013 • 4 notes
rickdesmond asked: Can we hang out sometime?
Does hanging out on the internet count? If not, we’ll have to schedule something in between getting ready for this Europe Tour & Rifflandia.
1:54 pm • 27 August 2013 • 1 note
Anonymous asked: Are there any songs you're sick of playing? *cough jasper cough*
At times, I’ve been conflicted on a few songs in the set: It’s a mental game preparing live music for everyone to hear. I don’t feel like a Bruce Springsteen-type performer, much more comfortable with the idea of being alone in a studio and the 4 guys, working away on music for no one to hear at that moment. And because of that personality that I have, I always shy away from the crowd-pleaser sing along. Which is wrong, because it’s fun for everyone and lord knows we could use some fun mixed in with all the heavy lyrics and music we’re putting out.
Also, we’ve changed those songs many times over the years. They feel good as new now. Not sick of them, just excited for new things soon.
1:52 pm • 27 August 2013 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: any shows in Edmonton soon? i'm dying to see you perform. maybe Aidan Knight / Boreal Sons!
We’ll have some news to share in about a month or so. That’s all I’ll say on it for now.
1:47 pm • 27 August 2013 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: What's your favorite kind of cereal?
We got into some Honey Chex on the last trip through the states. American Corn Pops also. When I’m home, I definitely go hard on the Peanut Butter Panda Puffs with some additional bananas or raspberries.
1:36 pm • 27 August 2013 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: how many of the friendly friends have you gotten more than friendy with
Are we talking Best Friend material? I’d say that we’re all brothers and sisters by now.
1:32 pm • 27 August 2013 • 3 notes
Anonymous asked: What does it take to use your music in a short film a high school student is making? Legal-wise
Just a simple credit works. If it’s not for profit, I use Creative Commons (Attribution, Non Commercial) licensing and you can read about it here.
1:30 pm • 27 August 2013 • 1 note
We made it. 4 weeks and 4 days of constant travel across 12,000 km (7500 mi). Thank you to the amazing crowds at Winnipeg Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, and Hillside. Thank you to the small, but incredible crowds in Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, Burlington, New York, Brooklyn, Detroit and Chicago. I ate pork buns in Manhattan, tacos in Van Nuys, and ill-advised deep dish in Chicago. They all tasted really good, thank you very much. But it’s nice to be back. It’s always nice to come home.
4:37 pm • 15 August 2013 • 8 notes