Anonymous said: In regards to you touring the States recently, how do you feel Americans respond to Canadian musicians like yourself/yourselves?
I’m not sure they know us, but all of the Americans we met at the shows were very nice and said they liked our music. Could have been hearing us for the first time, very cool of them to say that. I really like the United States and want to go back more often.
2:12 pm • 27 August 2013 • 2 notes
commandocondon-deactivated20131 said: What is your dream collaboration? And why?
Would be very cool to collaborate with David Byrne. He’s been knocking it out of the park with his collaborations, and I like his thoughtfulness about music.
2:06 pm • 27 August 2013 • 5 notes
Anonymous said: What was the older Guild guitar (the smaller one) that you used to use? How'd you acquire it and why'd you stop using it?
It’s getting very geary in here. I’ll bite.
That’s my first guitar. My dad gave it to me when I was about 16 years old, and I stopped playing it because I am terrified about breaking it or losing it. Sentimental gentleman. (It is a 1958 Guild M-65 Freshman)
2:05 pm • 27 August 2013 • 1 note
Anonymous said: 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 said: 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 said: 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 said: 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 said: 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
Julia (Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY)
1:12 pm • 2 August 2013 • 6 notes
Incredibly excited to be typing this. Heading to Europe this fall.
25.09 Nürnberg DE • MUZclub - Tickets & Info
26.09 Berlin DE • Antje Öklesund - Tickets & Info
27.09 Hamburg DE • Reeperbahn Festival - Tickets & Info
28.09 Saarbrücken DE • Sparte 4 - Tickets & Info
04.10 Vienna AT • Waves Festival - Tickets & Info
More dates (including UK) coming up.
2:38 pm • 29 July 2013 • 14 notes