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Kick off spooky month in Ottawa with us this Saturday – and a host of musical friends! Once again, the tunnel supplies natural reverb and amplification, the fresh air provides pleasant safety, we’ll supply the songs, you can make it special. Saturday, Oct 1, 6pm, at the tunnel to the Library & Archives parking lot … Continue reading Tunnelfest! October 1 →
Here’s a snippet of “Kitty alone,” a traditional kid’s song from Appalachia with a haunting melody and slightly surreal lyrics, on the ukelele and through the Empress Reverb and Echosystem. Featuring a totally normal bedroom with an ultranormal amount of pedals. Shot by Sandy Zelazy (AKA Silver Reeds). We actually spent nearly the whole time … Continue reading A snippet of ukelele thru wild FX →
Earnest TV, Episode 1, guest starring Hayley and Kris. After coming together to play some songs at Ottawa’s Hiroshima & Nagasaki Peace Memorial Lantern Ceremony a couple of days ago, we reconvened to the Quaker house basement to create a record some of what we’d played. “Deadly Harvest” is known in Japanese as 原爆を許すまじ or … Continue reading Two videos from Ottawa’s Hiroshima & Nagasaki Peace Memorial Lantern Ceremony →
If you’re in Toronto, you should probably come see Tim try to keep with Alexis Castrogiovanni at the Canadian Music Centre, this Thursday June 16. There’s a livestream too! If you can stand another screen event. There will be cello, there will be banjo, there will be dreamy-noisy effects, many feelings, and strange beautiful music. … Continue reading Tim playing with Alexis Castrogiovanni →
We’re going to be playing 6-7 pm on May 28 at Art House Cafe as part of Ottawa Drone Day. If you want to hear the saw (and other admittedly less exciting instruments) played through a bunch of dreamy-spooky effects and blended into old folk songs, you’ll like this. Ottawa Drone Day has activities all … Continue reading Ottawa Drone Day →
Chrissy soldered a mic wire onto an old phone receiver – and it sounds great on vocals – but more recently Tim’s been experimenting with using it to pick up banjo and sent it through pedals. Here’s how it sounds in action – running the banjo input an Empress Reverb and Echosystem in this video, … Continue reading Using a phone as a banjo pickup →
The saw might just be the most musical tool out there and one of the most attention-grabbing folk instruments ever. Here’s Chrissy demonstrating at a rehearsal. Bowing the saw sets it vibrating, which makes a musical tone, a little like rubbing a wet finger over the edge of a glass. Then by bending the blade, … Continue reading The saw! →
Here’s a half-silly video for May Day, more the International Worker’s Day, though the pagan nature festival stuff’s great too. The song’s “Which Side Are You On?” which written by Florence Reece in 1931, after anti-union thugs terrorized her family during the Harlan County War. (Stick around to the end to see her sing it) … Continue reading Which side are you on? →
We are sooo stoked for this show next Saturday! Come join us in a tunnel for some sweet, sweet music from Oddeline, Sarah Howard, Robin kenny and us – Wychwood. We can’t decide what’s better getting to see all of you again or the chance to see the musicians we’re so lucky to be sharing … Continue reading Tunnelfest strikes back! →
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