The pervasive and magnificent irony of Sean Nicholas Savage’s art, most recently and brilliantly expressed in Other Life, arises out of a painstaking and exhaustive process of introspection. Songs like Lonely Woman and More Than I Love Myself move like a curtain dropping over close communion with the beloved, invoking the stranger, the ultimately and avoidably impersonal. The archangel bereft of his fig-leaf.
We are all card-carrying members of the funhouse Savage describes, lost amongst the quivering boughs of Montreal, or along the arched brows of a deposed princess of darkest Russia, the reddest part of our heart. At home nowhere, but in the end settling down.
Savage remains the dark hearted king of clubs. In the songs of Other Life he loses his men, his women, and the shadows of a place he has never quite been. This album is a mirror that will never break, held far above us all, constant as the sky, saying: ‘Change. I will do nothing for you.’ Somewhere far below is the jaw of the man forever lost and forever losing himself ‑ Savage ‑ dancing with you through chattering teeth.
Doldrums’ “Lesser Evil” is out today!
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…and catch him on the REALITY LIGHT TOUR with Blue Hawaii and Sean Nicholas Savage across North America.
March 20, 2013 | Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
March 21, 2013 | San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
March 22, 2013 | Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Bar
With Purity Ring
April 2, 2013 | Ottawa, ON – Ritual Nightclub
April 3, 2013 | Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
April 4, 2013 | Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
April 5, 2013 | Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College
April 6, 2013 | St. Louis, MO – Plush
April 7, 2013 | Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre
April 9, 2013 | Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
April 10, 2013 | Salt Lake City, UT- Urban Lounge
April 15, 2013 | San Francisco, CA – The Independent
April 16, 2013 | San Francisco, CA – The Independent
April 18, 2013 | Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
April 23, 2013 | Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
April 24, 2013 | Seattle, WA – Neptune
April 25, 2013 | Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
April 27, 2013 | Calgary, AB – The Republik
April 30, 2013 | Saskatoon, AB – Louis Pub
May 1, 2013 | Winnipeg, SK – WECC
May 2, 2013 | Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
May 3, 2013 | Chicago, IL – Metro
May 5, 2013 | Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
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Sean Nicholas Savage is a magnetic character. As an integral part of the upcoming Montreal music scene, and an inspiration to many, several artists eagerly accepted the challenge to cover his songs; in celebration of his past work, but also for the promise of what’s still to come.
17 of Savage’s songs – ranging from anthems to obscure gems – are anthologized on this release. As the first act ever to release on Arbutus, a community has developed surrounding Savage, his songwriting, charisma and his social philosophies.
It is a true honour to present such a mix of genre and creative thought – and this is what’s captivating about the compilation. A group of artists brought together not by genre but by circumstance: a shared home, one which Savage represents as a primary character in the Canadian music scene.
01 Chin Chin – Calvin Love
02 Bye Bye Bye – Mac DeMarco
03 Giant In The Sky – Doldrums
04 The Laughter Of Bad Men – Matt Perri
05 Days Go By – Touchy Mob
06 Someone’s Got A Secret – Eola
07 Heart Wish – Quiet Hooves
08 Like A Ghost Is White – Renny Wilson
09 Doin It Right – Brave Radar
10 Kisses Like A Girl – Majical Cloudz
11 Standing In A Line – Mozart’s Sister
12 You Changed Me – Cloud Becomes Your Hand
13 Misery Mountain – Andy Boay
14 You Won’t Leave Me – Jasamine of No Joy
15 UFO – kool music 2
16 She Left Me A Note – Agor ft. Bob Lamont
17 Paradise O Paradise! – pat JORDACHE ft. Camii Clean
We are proud to announce “Reality Lite”, our first ever Caravan Tour featuring Doldrums, Blue Hawaii, Sean Nicholas Savage and more.
Dates our scheduled throughout North America. Click here for more info.
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LP Pre-Orders with free She Is The Wave 7″
CD Pre-Orders with handwritten postcard & special gift!
Check out Blue Hawaii’s rework of Majical Cloudz’ “Turns Turns Turns” below.
Tue 01/15/13 – 529 Atlanta GA
Wed 01/16/13 – Caledonia Lounge Athens GA
Thu 01/17/13 – The Pinhook Durham NC
Fri 01/18/13 – North Star Bar Philadelphia PA
Sat 01/19/13 – The Outer Space Hamden CT
Sun 01/20/13 - Black Cat Washington DC