Electro-pop with a flair of DIY Punk attitude, @RichAucoin travels the globe preaching the power of now and the joy of community. With confetti cannons and a technicolor parachute, Rich Aucoin engulfs even the most cynical with an irresistible presence and a playful affirmation of life.

On March 16, Rich Aucoin released the new Hold EP, and announced his PRESS ON tour. As part of the tour, Aucoin is bicycling across the United States, to raise awareness for mental health by donating 100% of tour proceeds to Mental Health America and The Canadian Mental Health Association. Aucoin will be joined by bandmates in each city as he pedals across the deserts, mountains, and forests of America.

@MusicNews360 corresponded with Aucoin as he biked across Southern California (hopefully, he was not typing while on the bike!). We chatted about Eckharte Tolle, Koala Bears, and Fabreezing the Parachute. Check below for excerpts from our conversation.

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MN360° – What is your astrological sign?

Virgo

MN360° – What is your spirit animal? How does it manifest in daily life?

Koala stay calm

MN360° – If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

The ability to know what people are listening to on their headphone while they walk by.

MN360° – How does Canada produce such great music?

Ketchup flavoured chips

 

 

MN360° – Have you noticed more Americans moving to Canada, as of late?

No but welcome !

MN360° – What first sparked your interest in music?

Seeing a symphony play Rhapsody in Blue at 5 had a big impact on me for sure.

MN360° – What was your first instrument? Did someone gift it to you?

I think recorder might have been before I started piano at 6. My parents gave me the recorder. Mom still has the piano.

MN360° – Who is your least obvious musical influence?

Wu Tang

MN360° – What is your favorite Beach Boys song? Why? Where can we hear it in your music?

Good Vibrations. Just such an ambitious recording attempt. There are hours of cutting room floor versions of the song too. I’ve heard a bunch of those too. You can hear its theremin melody replayed on theremin in my song Brian Wilson Is ALiVE.

MN360° – What is your process for writing/recording new music?

I score my songs to movies.

MN360° – When was the first time you brought out the parachute during a performance? What inspired its introduction?

2009 NXNE. Saw it online while buying something on EBay and then thought it’d be fun to do in the show.

MN360° – How do you keep the parachute from not smelling stinky?

Fabreeze

MN360° – How do you decide on the movie clips you show during performance?

Look for scenes with the same emotional content.

MN360° – What is the story behind your ‘Gender is Over’ shirt?

It’s a great fundraiser for trangsgender equality groups. Check them out at www.genderisover.com

MN360° – Are you a fan of Eckharte Tolle?

I’ve looked at his books at my mom’s.

 

MN360° – How often do you have to reload the confetti cannons?

Every shot!

MN360° – What is your ‘truth’?

“Don’t be a dick”

MN360° – Do you believe in magic? Can you give an example?

Yes. The feels you get from Can You Get To That by Funkadelic

 

MN360° – What percentage of your songs would you say are autobiographical?

42%

MN360° – Can you tell us more about your bike tour across the US?

LA to NYC. starting with getting some kicks on 66.

MN360° – What is the furthest you’ve ridden your bike in a single day?

170km

MN360° – Any dreams/visions/insights experienced while riding for that length of time?

Please get off the highway before the sunset.

MN360° – Do you see a connection between performance and religious experience? Does rhythm play a role in that?

Both are communal joy.

MN360° – How did you meet your band mates? How did you ask them to join your band?

Various ways. There have been about 260 people that have backed me up at this point.

MN360° – What is the strangest thing you’ve experienced on tour?

touring

MN360° – What do you do to occupy yourself between shows while on tour?

Planning the next shows.

MN360° – How about strangest place you’ve crashed while on tour, or bike tour?

Slept in the parachute a few times in some odds spots.

MN360° – What will music sound like in 100 years?

It’ll continue to expand in all directions like a web spreading outward and with more intersections of various strains of genres.

MN360° – If you had to describe your music as a color, what color would it be?

teal

MN360° – If you could have a billboard with anything on it, what would it say?

Gender is over, if you want it!

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@TheCrowleysBand are four good boys that enjoy looking for an Old Milwaukee Ice sponsorship, playing D&D in the van between gigs, and writing love songs. @MusicNews360 caught up with The Crowleys from their dungeon-like lair in Hamilton, Ontario. We mused about pugs, cabin fever, fusilli, and the color pink. Below are excerpts from our conversation.

 

Music News 360° Interview – The Crowleys

The Crowleys – “L.A. Sunset”

 

MN360° – What is your astrological sign?

The sign of the Zodiac killer. Nah, just kidding Gemini…such a Gemini thing to say.

 

MN360° – What is your spirit animal? How does it manifest in daily life?

The pug, girls think we’re so ugly we’re cute, and we have difficulty breathing.

 

“Girls think we’re so ugly we’re cute, and we have difficulty breathing.” – @TheCrowleysBand

 

MN360° – If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

The power to butter toast with our minds.

 

MN360° – How does Canada produce such great music?

Must be something in the water. Or the fact that we are trapped indoors for 5 months of the year.

“We are trapped indoors for 5 months of the year.” – @TheCrowleysBand

 

 

 

MN360° – Have you noticed more Americans moving to Canada, as of late?

We don’t notice Americans, but we hear that most of them get to Minnesota and think they’ve made it, so that could be why.

 

MN360° – What first sparked your interest in music?

Pink Floyd in the womb.

 

MN360° – What was your first instrument? Did someone gift it to you?

Probably a pink super-shredder recorder, Satan’s gift to parents everywhere.

 

MN360° – Who is your least obvious musical influence?

Bob Ross. We try to emulate the smoothness of his voice with all our work. Also P!nk.

 

MN360° – What is your process for writing/recording new music?

All different ways and shapes and sizes and colours. Sometimes someone will just start playing a random progression or riff and we will all just put a part to it and see where it goes. Sometimes someone will bring something a little more structured. Sometimes we write while recording.

 

MN360° – What is your ‘truth’?

T-tell no lies

R-remain honest

U-under no circumstance should you lie

T-tell the truth

H-honesty

 

MN360° – Whose basement did you practice in? Did it have concrete walls, or was it a finished basement?

We’ve hopped around from basement to basement (literally). From dungeon to decorated.

 

 

MN360° – How did the basement smell?

Like creative genius and freedom, aka stale beer.

 

MN360° – To the extent it does/does not matter, what do your parents think of your music?

It does not matter. Just kidding ma/pa, love you.

 

MN360° – Favorite psychedelic bands from the 60s/70s?

The Monkees, Willie Nelson. Are The Wiggles from the 60’s? They certainly have a vibe.

 

MN360° – Tell us the background behind LA Sunset? From what vantage point are we watching the sunset?

 

Stu, drummer, brought the song to the band and it evolved into something totally different with everyone else adding things in. A beautiful mosaic, just like Canadian culture, eh. The sunset is being watched from the Moon. Is that possible? During an eclipse?

 

MN360° – Do you believe in magic? Can you give an example?
No, but this one time I didn’t want to get up from the couch so I tried to jedi telekinesis the remote from the table but just ended up peeing a little.

 

“This one time I didn’t want to get up from the couch so I tried to jedi telekinesis the remote from the table but just ended up peeing a little.” – @TheCrowleysBand

 

MN360° – What percentage of your songs would you say are autobiographical?

All of them, but also none. 60%

 

MN360° – For each primary color, can you tell us what kind of amplifier and effects rig the color would be, I️.e. tone?

Red – Whatever rig slayer uses

Blue – BB kings guitar with a ring modulator

Pink – Our tone!

 

MN360° – Any dreams/visions/insights experienced while in the studio?

The dream of being able to do it all the time, it feels like a second home.

 

MN360° – Did your sensei require you to perform special tasks while in the studio? Any stories?

Michael Keire had us on a strict schedule of 4am starts, raw egg shakes for breakfast, 100 pushups, 100 situps, 100 squats, and a 10km run. Everyday. We all went bald.

 

“Michael Keire had us on a strict schedule of 4am starts, raw egg shakes for breakfast, 100 pushups, 100 situps, 100 squats, and a 10km run. Everyday. We all went bald.” – @TheCrowleysBand

 

But really, Mike’s great. He brings the best out of any type of musician. You should go and make your own stories.

 

MN360° – Is a pink rainbow only pink? What happens to the other colors?

Aren’t all colours just different hues of pink, man?

 

MN360° – Do you see a connection between performance and religious experience?

Stuart’s a God on the drums so…that.

MN360° – How did you meet your band mates? How did you ask them to join your band?

We all met in high school, and Justyn met Kaulin when he was born cause they are brothers. We stole Stuart from another band, we didn’t ask, he just came over once and never left. We bonded over our love of fusilli.

“We bonded over our love of fusilli.” – @TheCrowleysBand

 

MN360° – What were your most/least favorite classes in high school?
Favourite:
Stuart: Math because he’s a nerd
Everyone else: Lunch because they’re meat-heads

Least Favourite:
Stuart: Lunch because the meat-heads would steal his lunch money because he is a nerd.
Everyone else: Math because they are meat-heads

 

MN360° – What is the strangest thing you’ve experienced on tour?
A guitarist got naked during his band’s set and only had a guitar to cover his bits. Then the lead vocalist got naked…he didn’t have a guitar. Pinky winky.

“A guitarist got naked during his band’s set and only had a guitar to cover his bits. Then the lead vocalist got naked…he didn’t have a guitar.” – @TheCrowleysBand

 

MN360° – What do you do to occupy yourself between shows while on tour?
We play DnD in the van!

 

“We play DnD in the van!” – @TheCrowleysBand

 

MN360° – How about strangest place you’ve crashed while on tour?
We’ve never crashed, we’re all pretty good drivers.

 

MN360° – What will music sound like in 100 years?

Birds and crickets cause we’ll all be dead, or whatever our robot overlords are into.

MN360° – If you had to describe your music as a color, what color would it be?
See, I know you’re looking for a theme throughout this interview so you probably want me to say pink. But I’m not gonna, I’m not gonna give you the satisfaction.

 

MN360° – If you could have a billboard with anything on it, what would it say?
Nothing. This world is too full of crappy ads as it is. Give the peoples minds a break!

@FalconJaneMusic (Sara May) is the front-woman in the plez-rock band, Falcon Jane. She makes music that is inspired by nature, truth, peace, and magic! @MusicNews360 caught up with Sara on the tennis court, practicing her swing for the release of the third full-length record, “Feelin’ Freaky”. Below are excerpts from our, dare we say, “Freaky” conversation.

Music News 360° Interview – Falcon Jane

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MN360° – What is your astrological sign?

FJ – Virgo! Can’t you tell?

“Virgo!” – @FalconJaneMusic

MN360° – What is your spirit animal?

FJ – Probably a deer. Sorry falcons! 

MN360° – If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

FJ – It would be cool to be able to control water / air with my mind – like water- or air-bending in Avatar. 

MN360° – You live in Canada, Orangeville, ON, eh? How’s that?

FJ – It’s amazing! I live in this little village out in the countryside and it’s super quiet and chill. I love my backyard. 

“I live in this little village out in the countryside and it’s super quiet and chill. I love my backyard.” – @FalconJaneMusic 

MN360° – What kinds of things do you do to ‘relax and feel cool’?

FJ – Be outside, go for walks, play music, swim, make food, eat food, laugh with my friends, write, chill by a fire, play tennis or frisbee, paint. 

MN360° – What sparked your interest in music?

FJ – The power it has – I’ve always been very affected by music, and it amazed me that I could have an affect on other people with the music I create. 

“I’ve always been very affected by music, and it amazed me that I could have an affect on other people with the music I create.” – @FalconJaneMusic

MN360° – Who is your least obvious musical influence?

FJ – Hmm probably Geoffrey Oryema.

MN360° – What was the process for writing/recording ‘Go With The Flow’?

FJ – I wrote ‘Go With The Flow’ immediately after writing a very sad/emotional song called ‘Pure Pain’ – so it was kind of like embodying that airy, blissful feeling of release you get after crying really hard. We recorded the song as a band up at Wildlife Sanctuary Sound – a recording studio out in the countryside of Ontario. It was a pleasure to record and came together really naturally. 

“It was kind of like embodying that airy, blissful feeling of release you get after crying really hard.” – @FalconJaneMusic

MN360° – How do you make your music feel so ‘Flowy’ and ‘Slow’?

FJ – I really like slow, flowy music, so I’m drawn to create it. Whenever my band starts playing too hard I’m like “hey come on, let’s chill out a bit.” I think because my mind is constantly running, analyzing and stressing, I find balance with my music being so slow and calm. I didn’t realize how slow ‘Go With The Flow’ actually is until blogs started writing about it.

“Because my mind is constantly running, analyzing and stressing, I find balance with my music being so slow and calm.”  –@FalconJaneMusic

MN360° – What can you tell us about your forthcoming album, ‘Feelin’ Freaky?

FJ – I think it’s a really well done album – it sounds really amazing. It’s the best thing I’ve ever made! There’s a lot of variety in the songs; some slow-burners, some upbeat jams, some poetic masterpieces, something for everyone!

MN360° – To you, what does it mean to feel ‘Freaky’?

FJ – Being freaky is all about being your true self – tapping into your pure, raw expression. And sometimes that can be pretty strange, but humans are unusual beings. I think we are consistently encouraged to fit in or be ‘normal’, but it feels good to be weird and express what you’re truly feeling on the inside. We’re all a little freaky, or at least feel freaky sometimes, and it’s great! 

“Being freaky is all about being your true self – tapping into your pure, raw expression.” – @FalconJaneMusic

“Humans are unusual beings. I think we are consistently encouraged to fit in or be ‘normal’, but it feels good to be weird and express what you’re truly feeling on the inside. We’re all a little freaky, or at least feel freaky sometimes, and it’s great!” – @FalconJaneMusic

 

MN360° – What is your ‘truth’?

FJ – I think truth is relative, but I am constantly seeking it. My truth changes day to day, but I’m always asking myself: “How do I really feel? What do I truly think? What is real and what is an illusion?” One thing that trips me out about truth is that the present moment is the only thing that exists. I am too often caught up in the past or future, and it takes practice to stay present and look around and realize that what you see is what you get. 

“One thing that trips me out about truth is that the present moment is the only thing that exists. I am too often caught up in the past or future, and it takes practice to stay present and look around and realize that what you see is what you get.” – @FalconJaneMusic

MN360° – Do you believe in magic? Can you give an example?

FJ – I believe in some kind of magic – maybe others wouldn’t call it ‘magic’ but I do. It’s like when you’re thinking about someone who you haven’t talked to in a while and then they send you a message out of the blue. Or when you’re talking about a band and all of a sudden it comes on the radio. My bandmate, Rocky, has a lot of magic things happen to her, and I feel like our whole friendship has been pretty magical. We met each other in a cafe like ten minutes after she bought my first album – she was like “Are you Falcon Jane?” and now she’s in the band and plays on the new album. Apparently that’s called a ‘divine appointment.’ 

“It’s like when you’re thinking about someone who you haven’t talked to in a while and then they send you a message out of the blue. Or when you’re talking about a band and all of a sudden it comes on the radio.” – @FalconJaneMusic

MN360° – What percentage of your songs would you say are autobiographical?

FJ – 100% !!!

MN360° – How was your time on tour in Eastern Canada?

FJ – It was crazy! It was a lot of work but also a lot of fun. Definitely a big learning experience. Touring with Little Coyote was so great because they are so fun and nice – and now they’re our best friends! 

MN360° – Do you plan on touring in the States? If so, when?

FJ – Would love to tour in the States but don’t have any concrete plans yet! 

MN360° – What is the strangest thing you’ve experienced on tour?

FJ – We had a few strange, delirious moments on tour, but the strangest was probably when we all measured the depth of our belly buttons. Or when Rocky and I dressed the same and went to the empty hotel restaurant, sat on the same side of the table and shared everything we ordered. It was spooky. We felt like the twins from The Shining.  

“We had a few strange, delirious moments on tour, but the strangest was probably when we all measured the depth of our belly buttons.” – @FalconJaneMusic

MN360° – How about strangest place you’ve crashed while on tour?

FJ – We rolled in luxury on our tour last year and stayed in some pretty nice places – we always had a comfy bed every night. There really wasn’t anything strange about it. One morning I woke up in a hotel in Moncton, New Brunswick and chilled in the steam room and hot tub for a while. 

“One morning I woke up in a hotel in Moncton, New Brunswick and chilled in the steam room and hot tub for a while.” – @FalconJaneMusic 

MN360° – If you had to describe your music as a color, what color would it be?

FJ – I asked the band and they said ‘coral pink’. I’d agree with that. 

MN360° – If you could have a billboard with anything on it, what would it say?

FJ – “BE PLEZ!” 

We just dropped a video for the latest single taken from our forthcoming debut album, The Cause & The Cure. “Guilt Trip” is available now for you to watch, stream, and share on YouTube, SoundCloud, and Spotify.

“Guilt Trip” is a song about regret and isolation – a cautionary tale about what happens when you let trivial things get between you and the people you care about, only realizing once it’s too late to make amends. It’s about that feeling of not being able to say that certain something to a certain someone before it’s too late and then having that weigh heavily upon yourself thinking… “I could have done this differently.”

While we were in Toronto for Canadian Music Week last spring, we met up with a buddy to watch some hockey and wound up at this amazing video production space called 276 Sterling Studio. The guys that ran it were really down to earth, and ended up offering to shoot something with us while we were in town. This lead to the performance part of the video – huge thanks to Jesse Boland and Andrew Harris for making this happen!

As a band, we decided the song warranted a story. We got some talented local actors, Connor Tait and Zach Rousseau, to help us bring it to life. Mike Morash from Cambiguous Productions helped bring this second phase to life and tie the whole story together. We only had a day to shoot in four locations, including a party scene that generously had beer donated by Lighthouse Brewing.

We shot the beginning scenes at our lead singer and guitarist Noah’s house, then progressed into downtown and Chinatown where we filmed the remainder of the video including a party scene in Fan Tan Alley.

For The Cause & The Cure, we enlisted the help of Jesse Gander from Rain City Recorders (Japandroids, White Lung, The Pack a.d.) to record, as well as Joao Carvalho (Alexisonfire, Arkells, Silverstein) on mastering duties. You can stream the LP in advance here.

Thanks for checking out the video, and be sure to stay tuned for more from us in the near future.

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I’m Miesha Louie – guitarist and vocalist of Calgary’s garage-rock duo Miesha & The Spanks. We’ve been touring Canada pretty non-stop over the last decade, sharing the stage with DFA 1979, C’mon, Pack AD- even Queens Of The Stone Age. Our new record Girls Girls Girls is coming out this spring, and today we are so excited to share the first single from that album with you- Atmosphere!

We recorded Girls Girls Girls in the UK mid-tour last year with Danny Farrant of punk rock legends The Buzzcocks. Atmosphere is one of two songs off the full length record that we’d been performing live leading up to studio time. We definitely had fun recording it because of that! Our bratty dance moves in the chorus “oh ohs” were dialed in pretty tight.

         Hear and share Atmosphere now via SoundCloud.

In Atmosphere I’m writing about how great it is early in love when it’s still sort of a secret – no one’s business and nobody else matters. That’s one of the funnest times in love! I wrote the music first, which isn’t usually how it goes for me, so the story needed to match a sort of sing-a-long, power-pop chorus and sexy, finger wagging riff. I especially love playing Atmosphere live because I get to catch that moment where everyone dips into the chorus with me, heads and hips shaking. It’s the best.

Girls Girls Girls is a fast, nasty, sexy slab of riff-fuelled Runaways rock clad in spit-polished black leather and bursting with sass and singalong swagger. It comes out this spring and we can’t wait for you to hear it!

     

Listen to an advance stream of the record here. (for your ears only)

Thank you so much to New Noise Magazine for premiering Atmosphere and thank you for checking it out. Below are a bunch of upcoming shows that we’re playing in support of Girls Girls Girls across Canada. Come party with us!

–    Miesha & The Spanks | http://www.mieshaandthespanks.net/

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Feb 28 @ Ship & Anchor Pub, CALGARY AB

March 1 @ Vangelis Tavern, SASKATOON SK

March 2 @ The Mercury, REGINA SK

March 3 @ The Cavern, WINNIPEG MB

March 4 @ The Apollo, THUNDER BAY ON

March 8 @ This Ain’t Hollywood, HAMILTON ON

March 9 @ East Village Arts Collective, LONDON ON

March 10 @ Baby G, TORONTO ON

March 14 @ Reads, Fredericton NB

March 15 @ Gus’ Pub, HALIFAX NS

March 16 @ Thunder & Lightning, SACKVILLE NB

March 17 @ Gus’ Pub, HALIFAX NS (Afternoon)

March 17 @ The Caveau, MONCTON NB

March 19 @ Seahorse (Rockin 4 Dollars), HALIFAX NS

March 21 @ TBA, Quebec City QC

March 22 @ Barfly, MONTREAL QC

March 23 @ Bar Robo, OTTAWA ON

March 24 @ TBA, TORONTO ON

March 29 @ TBA, WINNIPEG MB

March 30 @ O’Hanlons, REGINA SK

March 31 @ TBA, MEDICINE HAT AB

April 6 @ Nite Owl, CALGARY

April 7 @ The Slice, LETHBRIDGE AB

April 14 @ Sewing Machine Factory, EDMONTON AB

April 19 @ The Cobalt, VANCOUVER BC

April 20@ Logan’s Pub, VICTORIA BC

April 21 @ TBA, UCLUELET B

Writing GIAR (Give it a Rest) was really a weird experience. I was feeling some crazy burnout after the last tour, I didn’t know if I’d ever write a song again. I was working nights, so I was getting home at like 4am after long hours in a loud, high intensity night club. So I’d usually be buzzing when I got home from work and need to come down.

Here’s the title track off of the upcoming EP, Give It A Rest at Soundcloud. You’ll be able to hear the full thing in 2018.

One night I was driving home and blasting tunes and I got this beat in my head… when I got home I frantically plugged in my setup so I could “catch” the song. I made GIAR from top to bottom that same night, and tracked scratch vocals on my earbuds, which I ended up keeping for the verses. It had this ‘fuck it’ vibe that I couldn’t throw away. I didn’t even know what the song was about until like 48 hours later. It just came out.

Though my new EP, Give It a Rest, is scheduled for release in 2018, you’ll also be able to hear title track in exclusive rotation on KCRW as well as now at IX Daily.

Appreciate you taking the time to listen. Hope it compels you to share with a friend,

iamhill

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“Written, produced, recorded, and performed in it’s entirety by iamhill herself, GIAR (Give it a Rest) is an expression of sarcastic frustration with capitalist patriarchy. It was performed on an Oberheim analog synthesizer, with the beat created using Native Instrument’s Maschine. Most of the verse vocals were recorded on Apple earbuds. Most of this was done between the hours of 2 and 5am.”

We’re CROATIA – a synth-pop group from Victoria, British Columbia. Taking heavy influence from the revolutionary sounds of 80’s era pop and electronic groups, we aim to create our own meaningful – and at times darker – alternative to conventional pop music.

We’re excited to share with you the video for our new single, “Make Circles”. The first track off of our forthcoming Half Dreams EP set to be released this spring, and the first to be released with our new vocalist.

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“Make Circles” is a song celebrating the ridiculous and cliché moments of intimacy that we often end up in despite our best efforts, and the potentially beautiful outcomes that they might offer. We wanted to reflect those themes in the video as simply as possible, while keeping each scene and visual engaging. Rob Willey at Tall Grass Films understood our vision from the very beginning, and really encouraged us to run with the idea (see director quote below).

“The band first approached me with the idea of the opening shot: a cigarette burning in a kind of David Lynch style motel room. The original plan was to simply shoot various hands picking up the cigarette. We’d also shoot a few different images to overlay, including one of the band in the pink/blue light that I had set up. As soon as I saw the band in the light I became really excited about how vibrant it looked. We came up with a variety of ideas for shots on the fly as we were filming. During the editing process I wanted to cut and overlay the images together in a way that would really enhance the moodiness of the song.” – Rob Willey (Tall Grass Film)

The writing and recording process behind “Make Circles” was a quick and natural one for us, along with our decision to release the song alongside it’s visuals. The theme of last minute decision making, and trust in how things will actualize, truly runs throughout the entirety of the song. Whether it’s trusting that a new relationship is worth pursuing, or that 4 hours with a group of strangers, cheap cigarettes, and a small garage in the peak of summer will result in something worth sharing with people.

Thanks so much to Impose for premiering the “Make Circles” video, and thank you for checking it out. We hope you enjoy, and can’t wait to share more music with you in 2018!

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 I’m pleased to share my new single “Passion Soda” with you today, available to stream on SoundCloud/Spotify now. 

It’s been almost two years since my debut single “Vanilla Ways” was born into the world, hitting #5 on the Spotify Viral Charts before I could even really wrap my head around what was happening.

 

With help from Noah Barer and Austin Tecks, I wrote “Passion Soda” – a sonic celebration of doing what you love. It was such a gratifying feeling to put pen to paper once more. I poured that same gratitude into these lyrics, which colourfully painted the already beautiful instrumental canvas that Noah and Austin had built.

 

This song is a personal favourite off my forthcoming debut EP, Homemade, and I’m very grateful to you for checking it out. Stay tuned for more from me within the weeks to come, and may this year be filled with more moments of doing that which you love.

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 My name is Sara May and I’m the front-woman in the plez-rock band, Falcon Jane. We’re from Orangeville, ON and make music that is inspired by nature, truth, peace and magic! (and life n death n whatever else). Last year we had a good ol’ time touring Eastern Canada, and we’ve played countless gigs over the years at Toronto’s legendary venues. This summer we’re releasing our third full-length record, Feelin’ Freaky, which we’re real excited about. Here’s a sweet lil single for you to feast your ears on:

💕 watch our video for “Go With The Flow” via youtube or hear it via soundcloud/spotify 💕streaming on GoldFlakePaint 💕

Go With The Flow is the ultimate chill out song for freaky, anxious peeps like me. It’s currently my fave Falcon Jane tune, so I wanted the video to feel very personal – very true to me. I directed, produced, and edited the video (got my bff, Deviio, to shoot it), and it’s basically about me chillin’ in my small town, doing things that make me relax n feel cool. My background is in filmmaking so it was nice to be able to combine my two passions to create this masterpiece!

We’ve got some shows coming up (with a couple more in the works), and we’d love for you to come out n feel the plez with us!!

 

tnx, pce n luv

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Sara May // Falcon Jane

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💜TOUR DATES 💜

march 3 @ smiling buddha, (toronto, ON)

april 20 @ burnt brick cafe (woodstock, ON)

april 21 @ bicycle cafe (flesherton, ON)

https://falconjane.bandcamp.com

My sophomore record Deserts is set for release on March 23, and I’m very excited to share the video for it’s second single with you today. I hope that “Help Is Needed” speaks for itself. Thinking about the major struggles that the human race is facing only reinforces my belief that we could all be doing more to help out our fellow brothers and sisters. I, too, get caught up in the conundrum of where to even begin, but I believe that it’s something we just have to start doing, whether or not we have a clue. We have to start somewhere that cultivates acceptance and spreads love.

Watch the video for “Help Is Needed” via YouTube or stream SoundCloud. Pre-save on Spotify!

Deserts is an album that consists of me, my Rhodes keyboard, and whatever vocal or heavily treated beatbox loop I came up with. I approached David Vertesi (Hey Ocean!), who I’ve wanted to work with since and told him about my flirtation with this vibe that resembled post Genesis/modern Phil Collins or Peter Gabriel. His eyes lit up, and after showing him some demos, he was most eager to dive headfirst into the rabbit hole with me. Alongside David, co-producer Andrew Rasmussen, and engineer Daniel Klenner, I made a record without guitars or live drums – two staples of my previous work.

Thanks so much for listening and watching. I’ll be heading out on the road in support of Deserts come March, and would love to see you out there. See below for a list of forthcoming dates, and be well.

– Dom Fricot http://dominiquefricot.com

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Deserts Release Tour

Mar 9 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop

Mar 10 – Toronto, ON – Burdock (Early Show 6pm)

Mar 16 – Medicine Hat, AB – Cafe Verve

Mar 18 – Calgary, AB – Ironwood Stage and Grill

Mar 21 – Canmore, AB – House Show

Mar 22 – Edmonton, AB – The Mercury Room

Mar 24    Golden, BC – Rockwater

Mar 30 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret