Scenes from the past few months.
A few weeks ago, me and my buddy Will trucked down to the Walbran Valley for an amazing 3 day adventure. We had heard from friends that the trail we had built in March led to a sweet limestone canyon and we wanted to go explore it for ourselves.
After hiking down to the end of our trail, we got to a dry riverbed going up the hillside. Within a few minutes of following it, the banks of the river turned into steep limestone walls that towered 30-40 feet above us. Giant 1000 year old logs were wedged high up above, thrown violently by the water during the big winter floods.
We kept hiking up the river, climbing up and over little waterfalls, big car sized boulders and limestone karst features. Things got progressively steeper until we got to a 25 foot waterfall that we could not get over. Hiking perpendicularly to the river, we slowly bushwacked down the steep hill towards the Walbran river, passing gigantic cedars, carpets of knee high sword ferns and big pieces of deadfall making every step laborious.
Finally, after much clambering and falling over the thick underbrush, we emerged from the forest looking over the deep pure emerald green waters of the Marble Canyon.
Poland and Italy
Dissonant Histories did a recording session a few months ago for TFO’s show BRBR. It was a super a fun session and they just released the videos online. Hope you like it!
Hailing from a sweet little bar in Detroit! After almost 3 years of not playing in Canada/USA, it’s really exciting to be back!! For our Canadian shows, we’re touring with Laura Sauvage. She’s an amazing singer/songwriter from New Brunswick and you HAVE to check her out!
Tour headlines so far:
– The tour started horribly with our US visa’s (the piece of paper that lets you enter the states) getting delayed. After receiving them the day of our first show, it was a mad scramble to get to Boston. One red-eye flight to Toronto, a 6 am van pickup from the airport and a 12 hour drive later, we go to Boston completely wrecked. Then, as we were getting setup, we found out that Julia’s synth and the rack brain+computer that controls everything wouldn’t boot up, completely train wrecking us for the show. Not a good start…
– Harry the van cactus now has a companion, Francine.
– I’m going deaf in the left ear. It sucks.
– We swung by Kathleen Edwards coffee shop Quitters and it’s as good as you think it is.
North American Tour Dates
Wednesday 20 April 2016
Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL, USA
Thursday 21 April 2016
with Communion Music
7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Friday 22 April 2016
with Laura Sauvage
The Good Will, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Saturday 23 April 2016
Amigo’s Cantina, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Tuesday 26 April 2016
Studio 96, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Wednesday 27 April 2016
Palomino Smokehouse & Social Club, Calgary, AB, Canada
Friday 29 April 2016
Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Saturday 30 April 2016
Lucky Bar, Victoria, BC, Canada
Tuesday 03 May 2016
Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA, USA
Hya from Bordeaux!
We’re now over 9000kms on the odometer and just past the halfway point on our tour with Half Moon Run. It’s been a gruelling last couple of weeks, but we’ve just entered France, and into the land of short drives and amazing food.
So far, no major casualties to speak off. We got pretty effed at the Norwegian border (got charged 9000$ for a 100$ gig), our bodies are slowly wasting away sitting 8 hours a day in the van, and there’s a major shortage of laundry over here, but moral is holding strong. We went to an incredible wine bar last night and we’re all feeling verrryyy good after a great night of cheese, wines, and meats.
Onward! See y’all in Angers later today.