This video was made at a distance during the pandemic by three friends making the most of being cocooned together during the weirdest period in all their lives.
Directed by Joe Cobden | Produced by Reuben Maan.
“All of Arkansas” from STARS BLUE WHEEL features: Patrick Latreille – bass, Stefan Schneider – drums, Michael Feuerstack – pedal steel, Jeff Debutte – electric guitar, James Irwin – vocals, acoustic guitars, Rhodes piano
Trailer edited by Duff Smith for Stars Blue Wheel. The album out all over as of May 15, 2020.
I just discovered this. Duff Smith made it. Did not remember it having been made. From the Western Transport Album, 2010.
Nothing At All from James Irwin on Vimeo.
David Jones from the upcoming album Stars Blue Wheel
New video animated by Carlo Spidla, the very Carlo from the song and one of my dearest pals, is premiering today on Spill Magazine. Edited by another of my dearest pals, Duff Smith, a true raw doggy. Featuring animated appearances by Pat Bass Latreille, Michael Feuerstack, Pietro Amato, Jeffrey Malecki, and invisibly, Stef Schneider. Also, the glorious, shabby town of Montreal is all over it.
Also, check it out, this song made it on Said the Gramophone’s best songs of 2017.
JAMES IRWIN’S 3rd album, SHABBYTOWN is a record about the disappearance of a particular Montreal.
SHABBYTOWN Tour Dates:
May 19 Montreal @ Bar le Ritz PDB w/ Alexia Avina + Cedric Noel
May 20 Ottawa @ Bar Robo w/ Beth and Soft Life
May 23 Peterborough @ Garnet w/ Carodiaro & Ben Rough
May 26 Toronto @ Burdock w/ L Con & EONS
May 28 Hamilton @ This Ain’t Hollywood w/ Delta Days
June 3, London @East Village Arts Collective w/Dan Edmonds & Jenny Berkel
SHABBYTOWN was tracked live off the floor over four days in Spring 2015. The band was ¾ of The Luyas – Pietro Amato, Stefan Schneider, Michael Feurstack—and Pat Bass Latreille. Patrick Gregoire (Pat Jordache) engineered and mixed. Maya Kuroki, Maica Armata (Carodiaro), and Lisa Conway (L Con, Del Bel) added guest vocals. Adam Kinner added sax.
First of May
Carlo What Do You Dream
Sweet Light (For Katherine)
This is the 3rd, and last, beauty video by Montreal director Hannah Fleet from the Unreal album. This one, for the song A Wave is a Wild Thing is premiering on Exclaim this week.
Check out the other vidEOS by Hannah for Did You Hear Who Shot Sam, and Sahra, and for Everything Passed Me By by Derrick Belcham HERE.
So happy to say Unreal is now out on Sainte Cécile, a digital wing of Montreal label Dare to Care Records.
You can buy Unreal on iTunes and buy/stream it on all the other web whatevers. You can also still buy the CD via bandcamp.
Un gros merci à Eli et Gabrielle et tout l’équipe à Sainte Cécile.
I moved to Toronto. Oops. Before I left Montreal we had a send off show with all these guys at Snack and Blues and Sean Michaels wrote this amazing sendup in the Globe & Mail.