Here it is, 2014. Happy New Year!

I had the privilege of ringin’ out the musical year over at the Dakota Tavern for the Boxing Day edition of Jason Collett‘s Basement Revue. You can hear us (Rawky Rozenberg, Kathryn Palumbo and me) playing Aslan over here. Somehow I also ended up on drums with Brendan Canning that night – you can hear that too.

There are some shows coming up, and we’re making a record, so stay tuned. If you’re in Montreal on Monday, Jan. 6th we’ll be at Casa del Popolo with The Keys and Ari Swan. Tickets are available from Blue Skies Turn Black.

Well, that’s all for now, and a few photos.

Into the woods with friends

Guys before a show in Montreal

Rawky Rozenberg, 2004

My prom, 2006

It’s almost DECEMBER?!! Are you for real? I recently turned 25 and since then I’ve started to sound more geriatric than usual. Just kidding.

So there goes 2013. Here are my highlights of the past year:

-careening through Berlin on a rickety bicycle
-hanging out with dogs, sheep, and my family at our farm in Ontario
-recording at The Plant in Montreal with my friend Nigel Ward from the band Seoul
-recording demos with my Dad in the barn
-working on songs in a little studio in Brooklyn
-playing the drums with people
-playing the BASS with people
-playing a bunch of shows in New York and Montreal
-jumping in the ocean
-telling you that the new record is coming in 2014

In the meantime, a couple holiday shows:

Dec. 4 @ Rockwood Music Hall, NEW YORK NY
Jan. 6 @ Casa del Popolo, MONTREAL QC

The other day I stumbled across this quote by Bertolt Brecht:

Don’t try to hold onto the wave
That’s breaking against your foot: so long as
You stand in the stream fresh waves
Will always keep breaking against it

This past year I learned to let go of the wave. This song speaks to that. It’s about letting thoughts come and go and sentiments sparkle and fade and letting the waves break against my feet. It’s called “Aslan,” and I recorded this version in Montreal in the spring with my friend Nigel Ward.

More to come, and some shows:

July 24 @ Cornelia St. Cafe, NEW YORK NY
Aug. 10 @ Duckstock, ST. AGATHE QC
Aug. 11 @ Passovah Fest, MONTREAL QC
Aug. 22 @ The Rock Shop, BROOKLYN NY

Happy Summer.