Listen to the Deluxe Version of The Hurt Of Happiness on all streaming platforms now! It features 4 extra tracks including acoustic versions of “Amsterdam” and “The Hurt Of Happiness” along with 2 completely new songs, “Lit Up” and “Will I Wait”
Painting and Design by Drew Young (instagram: @drewstuff)
We are thrilled to be back at one of our favourite venues of all time, The Vogue Theatre in our hometown of Vancouver. This is going to be a very special show featuring some exciting guests as well as opening performances by two awesome west coast bands, Carmanah & Schwey.
We hope you’ll join us for this awesome evening of music in celebration of our album, The Hurt Of Happiness!
PS, we love this poster designed by Vancouver artist, Cristian Fowlie. It’s based off lyrics from our song, Amsterdam. :)
September marks the 10 year anniversary of our second album, “It’s Easier To Be Somebody Else”. Though it holds a special place in our hearts and sparked many important friendships and creative collaborations that we still hold dear to this day, IE2BSE was always something that we felt was left unfinished.
Recorded primarily live-off-the-floor, we worked with producer Jose Miguel Contreras to capture the energy and excitement of our live shows. At the very end of this process we unfortunately had to rush through mixing (15 songs in 5 days) to make a grant deadline and the resulting tracks were more like first drafts than final mixes. It definitely had some magic to it though and the album quickly became a classic with songs like Too Soon, Fish, Alleyways, A Song About California, and Fifteen Words.. not to mention other fan favourites like Vagabond, Greeko, Terribly Stable, My Friends... the list goes on.
Fast forward 10 years and we are finally taking the time to plug in that dusty hard drive and do the proper final mixes with José. We can’t wait to share these re-mastered songs and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.