This summer, get ready to kick it up a notch; it’s time to celebrate. The Red Bull Tour Bus is amped to be hitting the road with Dine Alone Records on a cross Canada tour in celebration of their 10th Anniversary. The ’67 GM transit bus that transforms into a ground shaking sound stage will host some of Dine Alone’s best musical acts for select free performances from coast to coast.
McMorrow’s acclaimed debut album, ‘Early in the Morning’, reached number 1, went platinum and picked up a Choice Music Prize nomination upon its release in 2010. Along the way, there were shows everywhere from the Royal Festival Hall to Later…with Jools Holland, and a breakout hit in the charity cover of Steve Winwood’s ‘Higher Love’. McMorrow’s first record was the formative sounds of a songwriter who suddenly found people giving a damn. “I’m so proud of that album, but I never longed to be a guy with a guitar. You play these songs live as best you can, and suddenly you’re a Folk musician. But the texture of this record is completely different. This is the kind of stuff I actually listen to.”
Wiping the palate of ‘Early in the Morning’ clean, Post Tropical’ is a stunning piece of work. Its broadened horizons may come as a surprise to everyone but James and the people who know him best. “I found a zip drive recently, which dates back to before I made my first record, and I’d re-recorded every single part of the N.E.R.D album – apart from the vocals – just for the joy of it. I wanted to give this record the feel and movement of the hip-hop records that I love.”
Watch James Vincent McMorrow's "Cavalier" Below:
Since 2005, Alberta Cross has been the songwriting project of Petter Ericson Stakee. With a revolving cast of musician friends, Stakee and Alberta Cross have played such famed festivals as Coachella, Lollapoalooza, Bonnarroo, Reading, Leeds, Fuji Rock and Splendour in the Grass, along with touring world while sharing stages with the likes of Neil Young, Oasis, Mumford & Sons, Them Crooked Vultures, Black Rebel Motorcycle, Bat For Lashes, The Shins, Phosophorescent and more. Alberta Cross plan to have a new album out in 2015.
Dicey Hollow is a collaboration between long time friends Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross and Jamie Biden that came from writing sessions over the past two years in Mt. Tremper, New York. Their forthcoming EP is due out Summer 2015.
White Ash Falls
White Ash Falls is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist, and one of Vancouver's most sought-after sidemen, Andy Bishop. There's no questioning his craftsmanship and musical smarts, just as importantly, he knows when to trust his instincts. It's this balance of precision and spontaneity that shaped the sound of his most recent, sophomore album, Over the Night.