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October 17+18 - Halifax NS, INVENTIONS (Gianna Lauren + HMC Orchestra)
October 30 - Halifax NS, THE COMPANY HOUSE
November 7-8 - Sydney NS, NOVA SCOTIA MUSIC WEEK
In the summer of 2012, Lauren retreated to the legendary House of Miracles studio with engineer Andy Magoffin (Feist, The Constantines, Two-Minute Miracles) and producer Justin Nace (Tusks, Jim Guthrie) to record her 3rd album, On Personhood. With a band consisting of multi-instrumentalist J.J. Ipsen, Justin Nace and drummer Marshall Bureau, Lauren recorded the album’s six tracks live in the studio in five days of focused rehearsing and collaboration. The end result is a collection of masterfully arranged and dynamically performed rock songs that echo the session’s creative and communal environment.
Released April 2013 by Forward Music Group, On Personhood signals Lauren’s emergence as one of Canada’s most distinctive and refreshing songwriters.
The album is now available!
Limited Edition (150) 12" on black 140g vinyl comes with a plain black jacket
Compact Disc package comes in full colour on 14pt matte paperboard
"On Personhood webs a variety of silky and edgy textures to Lauren’s fragile vocal confidence. Warm guitar tones, brooding melodies and remarkable tenor are the cornerstones of Lauren’s sound.” - Exclaim!
April 3 – Toronto, Ontario THE PISTON
April 4 – Montreal, Quebec QUAI DES BRUMES
April 5 – Ottawa, Ontario RAW SUGAR
April 6 – Kingston, Ontario THE ARTEL
April 7 – Peterborough, Ontario THE RED GARNET
April 10 – Quebec City, Quebec HOUSE SHOW
April 11 – Fredericton, New Brunswick THE CAPITAL
April 12 – Halifax, Nova Scotia GUS’
April 13 – Riverport, NS THE OLD CONFIDENCE LODGE
April 14 - Sackville, New Brunswick THE BLACK DUCK
May 25 - St. Andrew's NB - PADDLEFEST
May 30 - St. John's NFLD
May 31 - St. John's NFLD
June 13: Winnipeg – Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
June 14: Regina – the Artful Dodger
June 15: Saskatoon – the Village Guitar, Moso Fest
June 19: Edmonton - The Artery
June 21: Calgary – Sled Island, Local 510, 1pm
For the past few months, local hip-hop artist Hermitofthewoods and Halifax-based indie musician Gianna Lauren have been re-imaging their songs with the Halifax Music Co-op Orchestra for a unique artist-orchestra performance called Inventions.
Two shows only! Thanks to the hard-working team behind the HMC, we are ready to perform the material with a 60-piece orchestra!
What: Inventions 2013
Who: Gianna Lauren, Hermitofthewoods & the Halifax Music Co-op Orchestra
When: Thursday October 17 & Friday October 18 at 8:30PM (seating at 8PM)
Where: Prince Hall, University of King’s College
How much: $20 // $15 (students or underwaged)
See the event on facebook here and check out the glorious poster!
Hope to see you all next week for an exciting concert!
We are devastated by this natural disaster. Due to local flooding and rain in the mountains, Calgary is under water, many people have lost their homes, and Sled Island was canceled (as well as our 6 shows).
But thanks to the kindness of so many Calgarians, folks have invited us to play 3 gigs this Saturday June 22.
7:30PM - 1836 19th Ave NW (house show) with Forest Tate 10:00PM - The Alibi Room 5403 Crowchild Trail with a dozen other bands 12:00AM - 822 18th ave SW with Crosss
We hope you recover safely and soundly, and hope to see you tonight!
Hello Alberta! It’s good to be back. Thanks to Gig City for writing about our show. Come see the band and I this week!
The big upcoming date in the music calendar is next Wednesday, June 19th, as the “Sled Island Spillover Effect” takes hold in Edmonton. Two absolutely extraordinary musicians who play the annual Calgary festival June 19-22will also be visiting our fair city. The first is Halifax native Gianna Lauren, whose third album “On Personhood” has finally caught the attention of mass media. From CBC to such influential blogs as “Herohill,” her stock has been on the rise stratospherically the last couple of months, with her song “Trouble” getting plenty of airplay throughout the nation. She once called Alberta home. She’ll be headlining The Artery on Wednesday, doors at 7:30, $8 advance.
"The obscurity within Lauren’s emotion-filled, smooth voice harmonizes with the serene guitars and soft drums to give this album dream-like feel." - Mvermix
“Her lush, mesmerizing voice will soothe your sorrows; her sparse, longing instrumentals will draw you deep within yourself. Hang on, I need to pick my jaw up off the floor. Check out “Bitches Brew”…” - New Music Michael
"Lauren’s a watcher, these aren’t me-us-love songs, but rather observations, singular people or small bits of society. She’s singing it like she’s seeing it happen, floating somewhere near, giving us the picture too. Bitches Brew is slow, and rich, like the conversation she reports: "Calm down darling, no need for hurrying/You’re still young, your chance will come." Meanwhile, the band gets to fill up the spaces, with some grand drum rolls, deep bass, a bit of keys, Lauren’s ooh’s, some distorted guitar and bed of atmosphere. Very murky. But the next track, Anchor Down, is a funky and jazzy number, repetitive lyrics coming out like a beat poet, and angular guitar pushing it along. Clearly this band approach was a big deal in the creation of the songs, and has moved the whole project up a notch."