Andrew Whiteman (of such acts as Broken Social Scene, Apostle of Hustle and AroarA) has teamed up with Jacob Wren to produce Rich & Poor: The Single.
This two track interpretation of Jacob’s wildly timely novel about the haves and the have-nots will offer readers and listeners the opportunity to engage with its “economic” themes in new ways. At the same time, fans of Whiteman’s work will have the opportunity to hear his sonic output brush up against the printed word once more — something he has continued to do time and time again since he released that first album Fear of Zen so many years ago. Together Andrew and Jacob have managed to present the despair and the disco of Rich and Poor.
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No Work Finished Here 7″ Single
No Work Finished Here: The Single features Liz Worth teaming up with “The Zeus Twins” — Mike O'Brien and Carlin Nicholson of Toronto indie band Zeus — to explore the lightness and the darkness of Worth's re-writing of Andy Warhol's “unreadable novel” a.
This particular single offers something of a delightful twist on the idea of “pop” since Liz's work took the “plastic” transcript/writing of Warhol's novel and turned it in to something new and personal in No Work Finished Here. Now The Zeus Twins have done the same with Liz's work, morphing it even further down the artistic spectrum to become something new and mesmerizing.
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Beautiful Children With Pet Foxes 7″ Single
Jennifer LoveGrove has collaborated with Winnipeg-based musicians and songwriters Christine Fellows and John K. Samson to create Beautiful Children With Pet Foxes: The Single — an exploration of the human and animal sides of LoveGrove’s work.
As fans of Jennifer’s work, as well as being huge fans of Christine and John’s work, we were excited to see what they would create together. All three artists have explored similar themes in the work, in particular issues around mental health, and something we have always loved about Christine and John is how literary their songwriting is. We think you’ll find this sonic interpretation of LoveGrove’s Beautiful Children With Pet Foxes celebrates the animal and the human in us all.
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