Basia Bulatwith Guests Evening Hymns
|Doors at:||7:00 pm|
|Venue Name:||Rio Theatre|
|Age restriction:||All Ages|
MRG Concerts presents
with Guests Evening Hymns
December 5th, 2013
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
On Tuesday, October 1, Secret City Records will release the highly anticipated third album from Juno Award- and Polaris Prize-nominated artist Basia Bulat, titled Tall Tall Shadow. The album will be supported with a tour across Canada, as well as performances in the U.S. and Europe.
Released: August 21, 2012
(CANADA: Shuffling Feet Records; UK: Tin Angel Records; FRANCE: Kutu Folk Records; GERMANY: Strangeways Records)Album Stream: http://
Evening Hymns’ Spectral Dusk is a study of loss, pain, and hope and a pathway drawn out of the dark into the light. The band’s second album finds Jonas Bonnetta dealing, through music, with the loss of his father three years ago. This record spills its guts out on the floor at your feet, and yet it laments so quietly it leaves the listener no option but to reflect on his own mortality. An album as dense as it is spatial, Spectral Dusk moves from droning bliss (Irving Lake Access Road) into anthemic chants (Cabin In The Burn). A record to be experienced more than listened to. An environment to exist in for an hour. A small retreat from the world. Recorded in a log cabin in Northern Ontario with the band’s closest friends, it features members of The Wooden Sky, Timber Timbre, City and Colour, and more.With Spectral Dusk, the band is following up on their critically acclaimed debut record Spirit Guides, successful appearances at Reeperbahnfestival, Top of the Folks, Pop Montreal, NXNE Festival, Rolling Stone Festival, a successful European tour in spring 2011 as well as a 2-month tour of Europe with Agnes Obel and Timber Timbre in late 2011.
The record was released in Canada on August 21, 2012 on Shuffling Feet Records and distributed by Outside Music, in Germany on Strangeways Records and in France on KutuFolk Records, and was supported with tours in Canada and Europe in Fall 2012.
“Originally the bedroom recording project of singer-songwriter Jonas Bonnetta, Evening Hymns have blossomed into a trans-Atlantic-touring ensemble — an evolution mirrored in the bucolic epics from acclaimed 2009 release, Spirit Guides, which go from intimate to expansive in dramatic gestures.“ SPIN.com
“Brilliantly captures the transformative confusion of grief.” – 9/10 The Grid
“Spectral Dusk stretches even further the pastoral vastness of its predecessor, Spirit Guides. A 56-minute meditation on loss, pain, memory and responsibility, the new album is a heavy, patient, thematically-rich snapshot of Bonnetta’s upbringing in tiny Orono, Ontario, and his journey into adulthood, all told through his relationship with his father, who passed away in 2009.” - Now Magazine
“With [Spectral] Dusk, Bonnetta has crafted a detailed and affectionate portrait of his father, family, and their relationships, and it’s certainly enough to know that our stories only intersect at tangents. Our fathers weren’t so similar in life andprobably not in death and while I might have wanted Spectral Dusk to stand in proxy for working things out, it’s clear that it’s something I’ll have to do for myself. I can only hope that if and when I do, whatever comes of it will be a fraction as moving as Spectral Dusk is.” - Chromewaves
“I can sense his own ghosts lingering in the music. His words easily act as a replacement for my own. I know intrinsically the hopelessness and futility he feels when he says “I’ve been singing now for hours hoping for some special powers teach me all the things I could do to bring you back.” - QuickBeforeItMelts