About
Friends

Collaborators:

Sydney Smith – Designer of album art (Constellation, Horska and Night Swimming), maker of beautiful posters, creator of stop motion animation videos for Agricola & Sarah and Horska.

Forward Music – The awesome local label that helps release our music.

Joshua Van Tassel – Fantastic producer and musician who spun all that magic on our album Night Swimming.

Nathan Boone – Photographer and designer who took those sweet and spooky press photos of us.

Mat Dunlap – Legendary photographer and designer.

hotel2tango – Wicked studio in Montréal where we recorded “Constellation” and “Horska”.

Howard Bilerman – The man who engineered and produced “Constellation” (who has also worked with Arcade Fire, Stars, Belle Orchestre, Lhasa, et c., et c.).

Jason Levangie – Filmmaker, videographer, and also an “Agricola-&-Sarah” stop-motion animator.

Southern Souls – Made a lovely video of us playing in Caplansky’s Deli in Toronto.

Scott Simpson – Created the ECMA nominated video “Hietzing: Battery Life” and filmed us live at the Halifax Jazz Festival in 2010.

The Echo Chamber and Charles Austin – Where we recorded “Sa-ba-da-OW!” and who did it.

The Sonic Temple – Where we recorded “Minor Hope” with engineers Dave Hillier and Darren van Niekerk.

Some venues we really like to play:
Stone Mountain Arts Center – Brownfield, Maine
The Black Sheep Inn – Wakefield, QC
Evergreen Theatre – Margaretsville, NS
The Carleton – Halifax, NS
The Seahorse – Halifax, NS
The Chester Playhouse – Chester, NS

Bands we’ve played with and appeared alongside:
Symphony Nova Scotia, Old Man Luedecke, Rose Cousins, David Myles, Lake of Stew, We Are The City, Duane Andrews, Al Tuck, Boom Pam, Buckwheat Zydeco, The Shuffle Deamons, Ryan Cook, Kraznogorsk, Erin Costello, Dry River Caravan, Smokin’ Contra Band, The Wild Band of Snee, Der Heisser, Jadea Kelly, Mam, Bjorn Thoroddson, Keith Mullins, Becky Siamon, Bend the River, Ryan MacGrath, Zuppa Theatre, Li’l Andy & Karaoke Cowboy, Maria Osende Flamenco Company, Steve Miller Band, Alex Pangman, Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Wild places we’ve played shows:
Montréal Jazz Festival
At a Highschool prom
Roy Thomson Hall
On a train from Halifax to Montréal
In a cathedral
On a tall ship in Halifax harbour
At a huge awards gala in a hockey arena
In a yurt
At a traditional Jewish wedding (we all wore yarmulkes)
In front of 20 000 people at Vancouver’s Jazz Festival Main Stage
At a sold out 1100 seat theatre with a symphony orchestra
Rochester Jazz Festival
Iqaluit
Gros Morne

People who have helped us tour, make records and who have made it possible to do our thing:
– Music Nova Scotia
– Factor
– The Canada Council For the Arts
– Nova Scotia’s Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
– The National Film Board of Canada
– VIA Rail
– Beth and Kirk MacCulloch
– People who let us sleep on their couches and floors
– People who have fed us
– People who have let us borrow their cars

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