Cons dates – 2014

“The life I love is playing music with my friends and I can’t wait to get on the road again” – WN

August 3 – Sackville, NB – SappyFest
August 22 – Peterborough, ON – Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (Peterborough Folk Festival)
August 23 – Ottawa, ON – Waller Park (Arboretum Festival)
August 29 – Toronto, ON – The Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (w/ Arcade Fire)
September 26 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
September 27 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
October 2 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
October 4 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
October 8 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
October 9 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar & Stage
October 11 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room (UPDT Festival)
(Photograph by Colin Medley)

Shine A Light REISSUE


The reissue of Shine A Light is going to be released June 10th, 2014 on You’ve Changed Records (in Canada) and Sub Pop Records (everywhere else). Both labels are selling pre-orders now.

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)

Pre-orders and more info at:
In Canada: You’ve Changed Records
In the Rest of the World: Sub Pop Records


St. You 3.3.2001

On March 3, 2001 we played at HQ skate shop in Cambridge ON. Will wasn’t in the band yet, but he played at the show. He had a song that said something about “my girlfriend works at the radio station/that’s how this song is in heavy rotation”. (Sorry if i’m getting that wrong Will – it was a long time ago!) Dallas and I grew up in Cambridge and there was never much happening and I remember thinking there would be nobody at the show but as we turned the corner onto Ainslie St. we saw a big group of kids smoking in front of the shop, smoking and hanging and ready to rock and roll. There was lots of screaming and yelling and somewhere in the middle we played St. You.

From one March 3rd to another…. – Steve