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Bahamas – Caught Me Thinkin (from “Barchords”)

A follow-up to 2009′s debut album “Pink Strat” (named after his guitar, a pink Fender Stratocaster) which was nominated for the Polaris Prize and a Juno for Roots / Traditional Album Of The Year, a Toronto-based singer-songwriter-guitarist Afie (AY-fee) Jurvanen a.k.a. Bahamas release his new full-length “Barchords” via Jack Johnson’s label, Brushfire Records on Feb 7th. “Barchords” was recorded with his touring drummer Jason Tait and bassist Darcy Yates, at a cabin in rural Ontario, where he recorded “Pink Strat” album.

Bahamas – I Got You Babe (from “Barchords”)

“Bahamas is Afie Jurvanen, and for the last many years he’s been playing other people’s music– PasoMino, Great Lake Swimmers, The Stills, Howie Beck, Amy Millan, Jason Collett, Hayden and zeus. He’s spent the last few years playing piano and guitar with Feist.”

Bahamas – Recording his new album “Barchords”

‘Snowbird’ by Kathleen Edwards featuring Bahamas,
for a special private show in CBC’s Studio 211.

Doug Paisley – What About Us

Canadian singer-songwriter from Toronto, Doug Paisley (also known as a frequent collaborator of Will Oldham aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) releases his second full-length “Constant Companion,” due out on October 12th via Brooklyn-based independent label No Quarter.  It features a handful of guests including his fellow Toronto artist Feist on two songs, Garth Hudson (The Band) on keyboards, Julie Faught (Pining), Bazil Donovan (Blue Rodeo) and Jennifer Castle.   ‘What About Us’ and ‘What I Saw’ (featuring Leslie Feist) are taken from the album.  Paisley performed with Chuck Erlichman as a duo Russian Literature, and also played with Erlichman for “Stanley Bros: A Loving Tribute” project.

RIYL:  Vetiver, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Bobby Charles

03 What I Saw by Press Here

“Inter Arbiter” (April 20th on Two Syllable)

The solo project of Sebastian Krueger (collaborating with My Brightest Diamond, Feist and DM Stith), Inlets‘ first full lenght album “Inter Arbiter” including Zach Condon (Beirut), Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors), and Marla Hansen (Osso Strig Quartet), Nathan Lithgow (The Kiss Off, My Brightest Diamond).

Inlets – Bright Orange Air (via comfort comes)

Inlets performs Roots on Sidewalks for La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows.

w/ Angel Deradoorian, Anna Denbo, Marla Hansen

Beck’s Record Club: Skip Spence “OAR” (1969)
The album chosen to be reinterpreted is Skip Spence’s (Moby Grape) legendary album “OAR” for Record Club sessions.

Record Club: Skip Spence “Books Of Moses,”
featuring veteran drummer James Gadson (well known for Bill Withers’ recordings), Brian Lebarton, Jamie Lidell. 

Record Club: Skip Spence “War In Peace,”
featuring Jamie Lidell and Feist, Nels Cline’s (Wilco) guitar.

Record Club: Skip Spence “Broken Heart,”
featuring Jeff Tweedy and Feist duet.

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