New from Canadian songstress Stacey is her self-titled debut EP which will be released on unique 2GB USB cards on Dec 5th, the five track EP is a lovely listen with a less-is-more style the minimal piano accompaniment beautifully frames the vocals.
More on Stacey from http://bicyclette.to/
Dec. 5th TORONTO // Measure (Release Show) Dec. 6th HAMILTON // The Casbah Lounge Dec. 7th KITCHENER-WATERLOO // Imbibe Food & Drink Dec. 8th ST. CATHARINES // Mahtay Cafe Dec. 9th LONDON // The APK Dec. 10th PETERBOROUGH // The Spill Dec. 11th GUELPH // Red Brick Cafe Dec. 14th OTTAWA // AlphaSoul Dec. 15th OTTAWA // Rainbow Bistro
After featuring the excellent Hidden Brighton from Hidden Trail Records one of the artists who donated a track to the album and played at the launch Ellie Ford dropped a copy of her debut EP Show Night In to Beat Surrender and after being impressed with the track Word to the Wise that Ellie contributed to the compilation it was a no-brainer not to shuffle the EP up the listening roster which proved the right thing to do as I was immediately captivated by Ellie’s vocals and the beautiful sounds of the harp she plays in addition to the guitar and piano on the 5 / 7 track EP (there are alternate versions of two tracks).
More on the EP, Harp and Ellie at Someofitstrue
Show Night In by Ellie Ford
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Fort Collins CO quintet Finnders and Youngberg latest release, a six track EP entitled I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry is an exemplar of contemporary bluegrass music, the band are fronted by husband-and-wife Erin Youngberg (bass, vocals) and Mike Finders (vocals, guitar) with Aaron “AA” Youngberg (banjo, pedal steel), Rich Zimmerman (mandolin) and Ryan Drickey (fiddle) completing the line-up. The songs are all originals, five from Finders and the sixth a collaboration between Zimmerman and Drickey, the highlights for me are the tracks on which Erin takes the lead Diner the EP’s opening track a particular favourite, I’ve heard a lot of similar recordings where there are, almost obligatory, recordings of traditional tracks and instrumentals that in some cases have only served to dilute the artists original music – in this instance the half dozen tracks work really well to distill the bands creative essence. . . . → Read More: Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
In My Garden by Isobel Anderson
In My Garden tells familiar tales of love lost and found, but also of Isobel’s struggles with tinnitus and chronic pain over the last two years. Here Isobel expands both the textures and the subject matter of her songs, combining layered harmonies, field recordings, swooping violin solo’s from violnist Ruby Colley and even a little sinister Hammond organ.
10% of all album revenue, and 100% of all download revenue from ‘Little Sounds of Pain’, will go to the British Tinnitus Association. credits
A Good Way To Bury Bad News by Mark McCabe