We toured a lot with Oakley Hall, rambling around the USA for a couple of years; they were (are?) a great band and good companions. This poster is from a show in San Francisco. (Thank you kindly to the poster artist, who’s name I’ve lost). I think we played Spencer Davis Group’s I’m A Man at this show, which we did again (or had done; the chronology is muddled) in a medley with Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man at the Horseshoe in Toronto with The Deadly Snakes. There was a lot of men on stage that night. A lot of beards and a lot of guitars.But that’s a story for another time.
Anyways, Pat, Rachel, Jesse, Claudia, Fred, Greg, and Ezra hope you are doing well.
On August 29th, 2014 we played at the Molson Amphitheatre (Apatheatre!) in Toronto, ON opening for the Arcade Fire. It is a strange place to play music. This shot is from soundcheck that afternoon. We checked it out. There was a lot of reverb. Thanks to our wonderful sound guy Cam for wrangling the beast, and Brad for making sure we could hear it too. And many thanks to Arcade Fire for being rad and inviting us out.
August 3rd, 2014, Sackville, New Brunswick.
Field Trip, Toronto – June 8, 2014
Photo by Tamara Lindeman
August 3 – Sackville, NB – SappyFest
The reissue is looking amazing, we had the original artwork rephotographed and rebuilt after it had been sitting in dank storage and getting moved and banged around so it’s kind of battered and gnarly and looks great. The first bunch of LPs will be sold on special orange vinyl (Sub Pop’s patented ‘LOSER’ edition, but also available through You’ve Changed), and all the records are pressed from a newly cut vinyl master that sounds totally beauty. Also, all copies of the record comes with a special bonus 7inch that has the first ever vinyl pressings of the b-sides from the Nighttime/Anytime and Young Lions CD singles.
We’re totally excited this is happening and that we’ll have this for the shows this summer and fall.
Bonus 7inch tracklist:
Thank You For Sending Me An Angel (Talking Heads cover)
Raw Youth (Royal City cover)
Hotline Operator (2003) (a trippy jam that is totally distinct from the Tournament of Hearts tune)