Happy Holidays to you all! We hope this finds you safe and warm, enjoying the company of loved ones!
2013 marked a really special year for us as a band and we couldn't be more thankful for all of your support through the year that shouldn't have happen (take that, Mayans!)
Here is, our year in review:
1) We played our very first Canadian Music Week at the Free Times Cafe! Only three of us fit on the stage, but it was one of our favourite shows ever. (We also met our now good friend Jon "the best stage manager ever" Wishart there)
2) This first time in 2013 where we littered your timelines with "VOTE FOR US" for the CBC Music Searchlight competition. You wonderful people got us all the way to the TOP 5 in Toronto. Thank you for constantly inspiring us.
3) Wood & Wires filmed and created one of the best things this band will ever put out in our "City of Trees" Wood & Wires Session. Thank you, Adrian, Julian, Shawn, Laura, Graydon, Emma, Tim, and Madeline for making that happen.
4) We recorded a cover of Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle" for Emily's Aunt as a part of her Rockethub donation to the completion of "City of Trees"
5) We played our very first NXNE festival! (Stay tuned for similar news in the future!)
6) The magical Collective Concerts hooked us up with an amazing show opening for the staggeringly wonderful Houndmouth at the Garrison.
7) Timeline destruction #2! The Molson Canadian Open Live contest! Thank you all again for your cheers!
8) Brett's Beard! Its so wonderful! Thank you again to Adrian for the video:
9) We also recorded a stripped down version of The Black Keys ' "Everlasting Light" for a friend of the band's first dance song at their wedding. Emily made this wonderful video:
10) We played our second Indie Week at The Silver Dollar Room!
11) Holy Chris Carrabba Batman! We got to open for his new band Twin Forks Music at our favourite venue Lee's Palace ! That was such an amazing thrill.
12) We returned to beyondthebeat.ca studios where we recorded "City of Trees" a year after it was released to film two songs for Southern Souls , the closing track off of "City of Trees", 'Kingdom Come', and a new song called 'Call The Law'. Thank you to Mitch and Dave!
Kingdom Come: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftfYQLik7sU
Call The Law: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj2oQdLEfYo
13) We have begun the writing and demoing process for our new record! Come on out to our shows in the new year, starting with January 4 at The Horseshoe where we will be playing some new stuff!
All of the songs mentioned can be listened to on our "Year in Review" playlist on Soundlcoud!
We are very excited to share with you a stripped down version of "Kingdom Come" that we performed for a Southern Souls session a couple weeks back.
We are extremely happy with how this turned out, and we hope you enjoy!
This Thursday, November 14th, we will be opening for Twin Forks at Lee's Palace! Twin Forks is the new band from Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba, and we (and our high school selves) are really excited for the opportunity to open for these guys and gal.
Tickets are available at Rotate This! and online here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/378607-twin-forks-toronto/