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Wax Mannequin launches tour, releases video for “People Can Change”

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Wax Mannequin (aka Hamilton, Ontario’s Christopher Adeney) is now on tour in support of his seventh album, Have A New Name, released June 22 through Coax Records/Outside Music [GET IT HERE]. To coincide, he’s also released a surreal new video for the anthemic track “People Can Change” [WATCH IT BELOW].

As Wax Mannequin, Adeney has established himself as a profound lyricist and songsmith, as well as a self-effacing showman. His music also reveals him to be a student of the human psyche, constantly finding fresh and interesting ways to frame the people we are and the things we encounter. All of that is gloriously displayed on Have A New Name, the result of Adeney reuniting with producer Edwin Burnett, with whom he made some of the first Wax Mannequin recordings in the early 2000s.

Working in a small east-end Hamilton industrial space containing an array of vintage and modern gear, the pair—along with percussionist Mark Raymond—crafted Have A New Name’s eight songs out of semi-impromptu sessions that eventually expanded with the addition of grand piano, gamba da viola, double bass and a 12 piece choir. The end product is the most sonically ambitious Wax Mannequin album to date, and also arguably the most powerful.

WAX MANNEQUIN TOUR DATES
Wed. July 18 :: The Townehouse :: Sudbury ON
Thurs. July 19 :: Downtown Street Fest :: Sault Ste Marie ON
Fri. July 20 :: The Foundry :: Thunder Bay ON
Sat. July 21 :: Brandon Folk Fest :: Brandon, MB
Sun. July 22 :: Johnnie’s Social Club :: Flin Flon MB
Tue. July 24 :: Cafe Koi :: Calgary AB
Wed. July 25 :: Royal On Baker :: Nelson BC
Thurs. July 26 :: The Wise Hall (Lounge) :: Vancouver BC
Fri. July 27 :: Hootstock :: Forest Grove BC
Mon. July 30 :: Elks Lodge :: Vernon BC
Thurs. August 2 :: Rolla Pub :: Rolla BC
August 3-6 :: Artswells :: Wells BC
Wed. August 8 :: Nancy O’s :: Prince George BC
August 10-12 :: MOM Festival :: Fort St James, BC
Tues. August 14 :: The Aviary :: Edmonton AB
Wed. August 15 :: Black Cat Tavern :: Saskatoon, SK
Thurs. August 16 :: The Windsor Hotel :: Winnipeg MB
Fri. August 17 :: The Foundry :: Thunder Bay ON
Sat. August 18 :: Lop Lops :: Sault Ste Marie, ON

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Wax Mannequin’s Have A New Name streaming exclusively now at Exclaim!

 

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Wax Mannequin (aka Hamilton, Ontario’s Christopher Adeney) is set to release his seventh album, Have A New Name, on June 22 through Coax Records/Outside Music. However, it can be heard now in full exclusively at Exclaim. The album will officially be launched with Wax Mannequin’s June 23 show at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, followed by a full Canadian tour that kicks off July 14 at The Rivoli in Toronto.

As Wax Mannequin, Adeney has established himself as a profound lyricist and songsmith, as well as a self-effacing showman. His music also reveals him to be a student of the human psyche, constantly finding fresh and interesting ways to frame the people we are and the things we encounter. All of that is gloriously displayed on Have A New Name, the result of Adeney reuniting with producer Edwin Burnett, with whom he made some of the first Wax Mannequin recordings in the early 2000s.

Working in a small east-end Hamilton industrial space containing an array of vintage and modern gear, the pair—along with percussionist Mark Raymond—crafted Have A New Name’s eight songs out of semi-impromptu sessions that eventually expanded with the addition of grand piano, gamba da viola, double bass and a 12 piece choir. The end product is the most sonically ambitious Wax Mannequin album to date, and also arguably the most powerful.

With Have A New Name, Christopher Adeney has made a Wax Mannequin album utterly necessary for this moment in time. Challenging and earthy, funny and heartbreaking, in search of answers yet rooted in hard-earned wisdom.

WAX MANNEQUIN TOUR DATES
Sat. June 23 :: This Ain’t Hollywood :: Hamilton ON [CD Release Show]
Sat. July 14 :: The Rivoli :: Toronto ON
Wed. July 18 :: The Townehouse :: Sudbury ON
Thurs. July 19 :: Downtown Street Fest :: Sault Ste Marie ON
Fri. July 20 :: The Foundry :: Thunder Bay ON
Sat. July 21 :: Brandon Folk Fest :: Brandon, MB
Sun. July 22 :: Johnnie’s Social Club :: Flin Flon MB
Tue. July 24 :: Cafe Koi :: Calgary AB
Wed. July 25 :: Royal On Baker :: Nelson BC
Thurs. July 26 :: The Wise Hall (Lounge) :: Vancouver BC
Fri. July 27 :: Hootstock :: Forest Grove BC
Mon. July 30 :: Elks Lodge :: Vernon BC
Thurs. August 2 :: Rolla Pub :: Rolla BC
August 3-6 :: Artswells :: Wells BC
Wed. August 8 :: Nancy O’s :: Prince George BC
August 10-12 :: MOM Festival :: Fort St James, BC
Tues. August 14 :: The Aviary :: Edmonton AB
Wed. August 15 :: Black Cat Tavern :: Saskatoon, SK
Thurs. August 16 :: The Windsor Hotel :: Winnipeg MB
Fri. August 17 :: The Foundry :: Thunder Bay ON
Sat. August 18 :: Lop Lops :: Sault Ste Marie, ON

Geoff Berner’s Canadiana Grotesquica available now!

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I’m very happy to be working with Geoff Berner, one of my favourite singer-songwriters, and of whom Billy Bragg has said, “cherish him, for there really is no one like him.” Geoff’s new album Canadiana Grotesquica is available now on Coax Records, and his autumn tour schedule kicks off soon.

Produced by Paul Rigby (Neko Case, Carolyn Mark), Canadiana Grotesquica is something of a departure for Berner. His previous five albums have been forays into the genre of klezmer/punk, which many credit him for originating. The new record is instead more of a country-tinged singer-songwriter affair, in the style of his first full-length We Shall Not Flag Or Fail, We Shall Go On To The End.

Songs like “The Ghost of Terry Fox” and “Rule of the Road” come with a melancholy twang, due in part to Rigby’s additional contributions on guitar and pedal steel. “Hustle Advisory” features Frazey Ford on guest vocals, while violin parts throughout the album are supplied by Diona Davies, formerly of Po Girl.

Furthermore, a video for the song “Gino Odjick,” a tribute to the former Vancouver Canucks fan favourite, has racked up over 6,000 YouTube views to date.

Canadiana Grotesquica is being released in conjunction with Berner’s second novel, The Fiddler Is a Good Woman, to be published Oct. 14 by Dundurn Press. Berner will be touring the world following the album’s official launch at the 10th annual Accordion Noir Festival at Vancouver’s Russian Hall.

Quantum Tangle’s Shelter as we go… Out Now!

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Happy release day to Quantum Tangle’s Shelter as we go…, available through COAX Records. Get it HERE!

The full-length debut follows up their Tiny Hands EP, which earned at 2017 JUNO Award for Indigenous Album of the Year. Catch the duo on tour across Canada this summer and fall. http://www.quantumtangle.com/tour-dates

CBC Music First Plays: Art Bergmann & T. Thomason

Two, count ’em two First Plays today!

Art Bergmann – Remember Her Name (May 12, weewerk Recordings) Get it HERE
http://www.cbcmusic.ca/first-plays/313/first-play-art-bergmann-remember-her-name

T. Thomason – sweet baby EP (May 12, Coax Records) Get it HERE
http://www.cbcmusic.ca/first-plays/312/first-play-t-thomason-sweet-baby-ep

Abigail Lapell’s Hide Nor Hair Streaming At Exclaim + Winter Tour Dates

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I’m excited to kick off 2017’s campaigns with Abigail Lapell’s Hide Nor Hair, available Jan. 20 through Coax Records. It’s a hauntingly beautiful noir-folk gem that can be heard now at Exclaim:

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/abigail_lapell-hide_nor_hair_album_stream

Abigail is on tour in Ontario eastern Canada throughout January and February. For more info, go to www.abigaillapell.com

ABIGAIL LAPELL HIDE NOR HAIR RELEASE TOUR

January 17 :: Montreal QC :: Casa Del Popolo (w/ Chesley Walsh, partytime)
January 18 :: Ottawa ON :: Irene’s Pub (w/ Jill Zmud)
January 19 :: Toronto ON :: Burdock Music Hall (w/ Oh Susanna, Richard Laviolette)
January 21 :: St Catharines ON :: Mahtay Lounge (w/ DRFTR)
January 22 :: Peterborough ON :: The Garnet (w/ Bobby Dove)
January 23 :: Hamilton ON :: The Casbah (w/ Secretary City)
January 27 :: Orillia ON :: The Brownstone (w/ Shawn William Clarke)
January 28 :: Belleville ON :: Capers
January 29 :: Guelph ON :: Cornerstone (w/ Nate Coles)
February 3 :: Sackville NB :: Thunder & Lightning
February 4 :: Halifax NS :: Timber Lounge (w/ Blue Lobelia, Willie Stratton)
February 15-19 :: Kansas City MO :: Folk Alliance International Conference