“David Jones” live for Sofar Montreal

David Jones from the upcoming album Stars Blue Wheel


Video Premiere: Carlo What Do You Dream

Carlo WDYD

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.


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JAMES IRWIN’S 3rd album, SHABBYTOWN is a record about a particular Montreal.


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.


Track List           

First of May

Carlo What Do You Dream

Pink Noise


Natural Feeling

Blonde Tobacco


Sweet Light (For Katherine)

Spring Tour Dates!

cropped-cropped-dsc0012011.jpg Playing some festivals and going to Europe this spring! Are you in one of these places? More summer tour dates coming…

May 7 – Toronto, Ontario | CMW Showcase @ Cadillac Lounge

Europe Tour May 2015

May 14 – Paris, France @ Le Pop In (W/ The Still Tide)

May 15 – Brest, France @ Cube à Ressort

May 19 – Bordeaux, France @ TBA (W/ Galen Hartley)

May 20 – Montpelier, France @ Atelier –1 (W/ Galen Hartley)

May 21 – Lyon, France @ Kraspek Myzik (W/ Beauty Camp)

May 22 – Dijon, France @ House Show

May 23 – Brescia, Italy @ Home General Store (everywheregigs.com)

May 24 – Padua, Italy @ “En plein air”, Anfiteatro del Venda

May 26 – Pordenone, Italy @ Amici di Bambi

May 28 – Grenoble, France @ Bauhaus Bar (W/ Beauty Camp)

May 30 – Nancy, France @ Off Kultur / Home Sweet Home Session

May 31 – Paris, France @ House Show

June 19 – Toronto, Ontario | NXNE @ Handlebar (W/ Pat Jordache, L.A Foster, Inside Touch)

July 8 – Montreal, Quebec @ Casa del Popolo (W/ Bertrand Belin)