Our Canadian artists just keep pumping out the music and here are a couple tracks you should take a listen to. I have gotten quite a few emails about artists with new tracks to share with us and I am happy to oblige. Often I will put them in the post with the OurBasement Release Radar playlist but I used that space to talk about our Said The Whale listening party instead on Friday. Below is a couple of the featured tracks. There will be more to follow.
Hawksley Workman – Lazy
I’ve always had this constant hunger to innovate, reevaluate what I do, and keep remaking it to confuse myself and maybe confuse my audience. This time, I’m just committing to writing focused and honest songs, which feels like the most interesting thing I can do right now.
“Lazy” is the latest single off of Median Age Wasteland, my upcoming new record. It’s an exploration of love and memories. Childlike images of winter and school portables give way to a lover’s proclamation of staying awake and staying the course. The profound decision of love meets the feeling of love.
I have a unique perspective on the world that comes from the person I think I am and the person I actually am, and I wanted to explore the latter. There’s a lot of looking back on more innocent times.
Median Age Wasteland ⇸ out 03/01/19
Don Brownrigg – Bad Timing
I wrote my first songs without telling anyone on a little Casio keyboard that my parents gifted me as a child. I quietly tested them out on crowds of strangers at open mic nights around Halifax. Since then, I’ve performed on over 20 albums and toured with talented folks like Jenn Grant, Timber Timbre and Great Lake Swimmers.
All I really want is to make and play more music …and maybe not get into any more debt while I do it!
“Bad Timing,” my latest track, is a cheeky nope; an empathetic expression of simply not being in love with someone. I didn’t want to be too dark. It’s taken from Fireworks; my forthcoming new album about being on both the initiating and receiving sides of a breakup, that will be released on February 22, 2019.
March 30 – North Saanich, BC @ North Saanich Folk Club+
April 2 – Calgary, AB @ Ironwood+
April 3 – Calgary, AB @ House Concert+
April 4 – Edmonton, AB @ The Station+
April 5 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Basement+
April 6 – Regina, SK @ The Artesian+
April 17 – Toronto, ON @ The Burdock*
April 19 – Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre*
+w/ Erin Costelo
*w/ Kim Harris