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Marker Starling is the latest project by Toronto’s Chris A. Cummings already known as Mantler for many years. Recently he has been supported by a band consisting of Jay Anderson (drums) and Matt McLaren (bass), both of whom play a prominent role in Marker Starling’s new album “ROSY MAZE,” out NOW via Tin Angel Records.

あのトロントの宅録クルーナー、クリス・カミングスのプロジェクト、マントラーあらためマーカー・スターリングとしての初アルバム『ROSY MAZE』がようやく4月あたりにリリースされる模様。去年コラボレートしたドイツのバンドVON SPARの新作『Street Life』ではヴォーカルと作詞で4曲参加してます。

Von Spar – Try Though We Might (Official Video)

In 2014 Chris Cummings collaborated with the German band Von Spar, contributing vocals and lyrics to four songs on their album “Street Life” (ITALIC recordings).

Both tracks are taken from the a cassingle on Bad Actors / Burger Records, Nov 17, 2014.  Michael Rault is a Toronto-via-Edmonton singer, guitarist and songwriter fronting his own eponymously named band.  His latest EP “Living Daylight” (2014, Pirates Blend Records), produced and recorded in collaboration with Renny Wilson (Mint Records), will be released from Burger Records in 2015. 

マック・デマルコやショーン・ニコラス・サヴェージと同じくエドモントンから現れ、現在はトロント・ベースに活動するマルチ・インストゥルメンタリスト / ソングライター・パフォーマー、ミシェル・ローの米Burger Recordsから(本国ではU.S. GirlsやHomeshake、Yacht ClubをリリースするBad Actorsから)のカセットシングル。2014年のEP『Living Daylight』も今年Burger Recordsからリリース予定との由。

Michael Rault – I Want To Love You

Michael Rault covers The Staple Singers
from Whirlpool, released 31 July 2012
Produced by Michael Rault

Cuff the Duke‘s frontman Wayne Petti has released his first album “Songs By Other People” under the name Grey Lands, available NOW via Paper Bag Records.  A covers album “Songs By Other People” features songs by Bob Dylan and Buffy Ste-Marie, Sloan, M Ward…. and guest artists, Hayden, Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, Sarah Harmer and more.

Outta My Head (feat. Hayden)
My Back Pages (feat. Greg Keelor)
Dream Tree (feat. Tamara Lindeman) Buffy Ste-Marie
U.F.O. (feat. Nils Edenloff)
Coax Me (feat. Mike O’Neill)  sloan
Sand (feat. Sarah Harmer)
The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore (feat. Julie Fader & Randy Bachman)
Girl From The North Country (feat. Joel Plaskett)

Purchase, HERE.

taken from “Songs By Other People,” featuring Hayden. The song originally appeared on the album “Transfiguration of Vincent” (2003, MERGE) by M. Ward.

taken from “Songs By Other People,” featuring Nils Edenloff of The Rural Alberta Advantage. The song originally appeared on the album “U.F.O.” (1969 / 2010, Light In The Attic) by Jim Sullivan.

Stream the both new tracks taken from Doug Paisley‘s latest release “Strong Feelings” album, out NOW via No Quarter Records

“For Strong Feelings, legendary multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson (The Band) who also appeared on Constant Companion adds his signature keys to the new album. Other guests include Bahamas (aka Afie Jurvanen), bass sax player Colin Stetson (Arcade Fire, Bon Iver), Bazil Donovan (Blue Rodeo), Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang) and vocalist Mary Margaret O’Hara. Strong Feelings was produced by Stew Crookes and recorded at Noble Street Studio in Toronto and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa with Hudson playing a Steinway piano that famously belonged to composer Glenn Gould.”

Doug Paisley “Strong Feelings” (Offical Promo Clip)

Doug Paisley – Bats

A Toronto-based songwriter and performer, Doug Paisley is set to release his new 5-track CDEP/10″ “Golden Embers” on April 17th via No Quarter Records, order is now available on their webshop

Doug Paisley has been working on his new full-length, but cut these five tracks right before the new year in Toronto. Backed by Blue Rodeo‘s Bazil Donovan (bass), John Showman (fiddle), Robbie Grunwald (piano), Dana Snell (drums), Joey Wright (mandolin) and Leslie Feist (harmonies).  –No Quarter

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Doug Paisley – To & Fro (unreleased tune)
Video by Mitch Fillion / Artwork by Heather Goodchild
(via Southern Souls)

From Heather Goodchild: Some Wilderness Place installation,
wool felt, fabric (2007)

Heather Goodchild is a Toronto-based artist working primarily in textiles and she has designed album covers for Canadian musicians including Justin Rutledge and Matthew Barber, and her friend Doug Paisley (“Constant Companion”).

Heather Goodchild’s work strives to uncover and explore stories and symbols with universal resonance. Focussing on textiles as a medium, she creates felt portraits, rugs, quilts, silk screened prints, soft sculpture, and dioramas.

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 Tielli – Riversea
The song is taken from Tielli’s debut solo record “Swan Sky Sea Squirrel” released on Tin Angel Records / Blocks Recording Club. The video was shot by Southern Souls.

Doug Tielli – Riversea

Deer by Doug Tielli by blocksrecordingclub

Tielli played, recorded and produced most of “Swan Sky Sea Squirrel” himself. Guest on the record include Drumheller’s Nick Fraser, Jennifer Castle, and a “sloppy background choir”.

Brother of Martin (Rheostatics), and John (Rock Plaza Central, Metal Kites), Doug Tielli is a testament to the multiverse that is the underground music scene born of The Tranzac, the Toronto Australia New Zealand Club, musical home to many of Toronto’s shadow wizards like Sandro Perri, Ryan Driver, Eric Cheneaux and Alex Lukashevsky. There you might find Doug singing and playing guitar and trombone in critically beloved acts like The Silt, Drumheller, and the Reveries. Along with other members of The Silt, Doug backed fellow Tin Angel artist Devon Sproule on her most recent record “I Love You, Go Easy”.

Baby Dee – A Morning Holds A Star

Live Session for The Line of Best Fit on October 28th, 2011. With Doug Tielli on trombone, Joe Carvell on bass and Alex Neilsen on drums. Video by Sebastien Dehesdin.
Baby Dee’s new double disc album “Baby Dee Goes Down to Amsterdam,” recorded at a live show at Amsterdam’s Bimhuis venue, is out now via Tin Angel Records.

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