Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jason Collett Releases New MP3, National Fall Tour Dates!

"... there’s no denying Collett’s ability to turn even the darkest thoughts into a catchy sing-along." – KUT, NPR Austin

10/2: Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall (cd release show, special guests tba)
10/3: London @ The London Music Club
10/4: Hamilton ON @ The Casbah
10/6: Wakefield, QC @ Blacksheep Inn
10/7: Montreal, QC @ Lion d'Or
10/8: Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
10/9: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (upstairs)
10/10: New York, NY @ Joe's Pub

Essential Cuts FREE w/ Reckon Pre-Order,
2-Disc Set Drops 9/25 via Arts & Crafts

Political. Personal. Poetic. Such is the new album Reckon from one of Canada’s most renowned songwriters, Jason Collett. Produced by Howie Beck the album includes guest appearances by Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas), Basia BulatKevin Drew & Zeus. Curated by Jason himself, Essential Cuts, is an eleven  song career-spanning retrospective containing two previously unreleased b-sides available gratis with theReckon pre-order. The 2-disc set will be released September 25th via Arts & Crafts.

Download brand new Reckon album track “Where Things Go Wrong” where it premiered with Rolling Stone or HERE.

There is a poetic serendipity to the fact that Jason Collett started recording Reckonduring the same month that Occupy Wall Street began. Not necessarily setting out to make a record with these overtones, his travels and political engagements lead to the subject matter being unavoidable. “The consistent thread throughout this record is loss,” he explains. “The love songs are largely emotive reflections of the ‘political’ songs. All written through the distillation of events since the economic calamity of 2008 and it’s insidiously long looming shadow. Calling it Reckon is an acknowledgement of loss ... lost jobs, lost homes, loss of faith in our political and financial institutions and in turn, loss of illusion.”

Essential Cuts is more or less a family affair featuring everyone from Amy Millan (Stars), Zeus, Feist, Emily Haines (Metric), Bahamas and more as well as production from long time friends Andrew Cash & Howie Beck. Be sure to catch Jason Collett LIVE on tour this October!

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