This dreary month of November we are releasing a soft rock ditty called Saskatoon at Midnight. The song was written while on tour in 2008 and recorded in May 2012 as a B side to our recent bilingual release Oceans. The song is about our Canadian landscape and love and how both can be beautiful and devastating simultaneously. What is your favourite Canadian city?
Tina Tew. What can we say other than she has brought the band joy, musical prowess, creativity and laughter. 4 years of great times and adventure. We wish her the best on her path and look forward to what is to come for both her and us.
Friday October 19th Show.
We here at Wintermitts headquarters had such a freakin’ great experience on the road promoting our newborn album “Oceans” that we feel like some real old fashioned thanks are in order. Without these awesome folks, the tour wouldn’t have as much of an inspiring and memorable (not to mention comfortable) journey.
Anyway, enough of this jibber jabber- special thanks to (in no particular order):
Booking and Promo Folks!
Heidi Ferber at Arts We Are in Kamloops, Spencer Brown at Palomino’s in Calgary, Craig Martell at Wunderbar in Edmonton, Carol Cairns at The Artful Dodger in Regina, David Schellenberg at Lo Pub in Winnipeg, Sheila & Constantina at The Apollo in Thunder Bay, The Millard family at Millard’s Garage in Sudbury, Paul Loewenberg at The Townehouse in Sudbury, Kristen Cudmore & Robbie Luster at the Tranzac in Toronto, Marc LeBlanc at Café Campus in Montreal, Paul Symes at The Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, Brock Gallant at Plan B in Moncton, Christian Johnson at Gus’s Pub in Halifax, Alain Lavoie at Bal De Lezard in Québec City, Julie Matson at CJLO in Montreal, Carolyn Leroux at Sonotheque Festival/Bar L’Absynthe in Montreal and CJSR in Edmonton.
Great Bands and Artists We Had The Pleasure To Perform Alongside!
Daydream Edition, Baby Driver (Cantoo), The Mountaineer, Ariane Mahryke Lemire, Indigo Joseph, Mitten Claps, Pedestrian Lifestyle, El Tazo, Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk, Kristen Cudmore of Language Arts, Michael Cram, Chloé and the Dimples, Seb Black, Little Stella, The Mountain and the Trees, Lee Boy, Jenocide, Jaguar Knight, Zara Ahmed and Ingrid Gatin.
Fantastic Hosts Who Gracefully Allowed Us To Stay With Them (Sometimes All Six Of Us)!
Dave Anderson, Kyla Smyth, Felix, Jill Lance, David Beitel, Alex Matak, Amber Christiensen, Nadine Hawryluk, Ali Richmond, Michelle Cole, Gerry Hampton, Edmonton House Folks, Karla McEachern, Kerby Sylvester, The Revelstoke Residence, Colleen Frankin and David, Sheila and Constantina, John Janes, Michael Healy, the folks at the Hi Hostel at Lo Pub, Curt Cherewayko, the folks at Plan B, Cozy Camp and Kristen Cudmore
Conclusion: You should all pat yourselves on the back (only because our arms and hands are not that long), because you made the tour what it was for us and we are grateful for it, indeed. There were many more out there that helped with all of this too - perhaps too many to name, but you know who you are and we thank you graciously and humbly. Hopefully we will get another chance to see all, or some of you again real soon!
Cheers, distinguished high-fives, and hugs,
Next Week! Vancouver! Come on out! It’s bound to be a great show, no doubt about it!
Jonny and Swann’s adventures continued as expected, though with some unexpected elements that certainly made the journey back to Vancouver memorable and inspiring. The dynamic duo has experienced washed out highways, abandoned campsites for sale, sweltering heatwaves in Manitoba, chinook winds in Alberta, epic sunglass hunts, the search for the perfect burger, accidental discoveries of 1950’s-esque cottage communites, swimmable rivers, guerrilla campsite showering, visits to historical landslides and buffalo slaughtering grounds, a tour of an old mining town, baby bunnies, a night’s stay in a haunted hotel in BC…and that’s just a sampling. Amongst all these events, the two developed a great sense of overwhelming gratitude for the positivity and authenticity of the people who they met along the way. Canada, in all it’s vastness and diversity, seems much more like a small community, and is pretty dang cool place. Hopefully it stays that way. Kudos, country. You gave us much.
album release photos from February 24th 2012.
Photos by Steve Louie.
from our Album release on February 24th 2012.
Photos by Audrey Alexandrescu
Jonny and Swann are on the long road home to deliver Baby Beluga back to the Pacific Ocean safely and soundly. Many adventures so far on this epic trek, along with discussions of how to make this world a better place for all. Still working that out, but the duo have so far camped in a random roadside snowmobile trail, in the parking lot of a gas station in the middle of a small Ontario town, and beside a frog-infested lake (though it was lovely). Keep checking back for more ridiculousness as these dudes make their way back to Vancouver and practice their Unicorn dances. Until then, auf wiedersehen!!