Crousetown, Nova Scotia’s JOYFULTALK will head overseas for the first time this November through Brussels, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Zurich, Rome, Amsterdam and more, in support of popular Canadian indie band Preoccupations.

JOYFULTALK is the brainchild of Canadian composer Jay Crocker, whose past work has had glowing praise from publications like The New York Times, Globe & Mail, Paris Trans Atlantic, and the BBC. Since the release of JOYFULTALK’s critically-acclaimed debut album, MUUIXX, the project has been augmented by multi-instrumentalist Shawn Dicey (Lab Coast, Jon McKiel, COUSINS). Over the last two years, JOYFULTALK has performed across Canada at festivals such as Suoni Per Il Popolo, Sled Island, OBEY Convention, Camp Wavelength, Ottawa Explosion, Halifax Pop Explosion, and more. They’ve played alongside such acts as Micachu & the Shapes, Ben Frost, and Majical Cloudz, performing their compositions of wordless rivers, analogue tongue, and glitching fields of electric grass using a junked vocabulary of home-built electronics.

Since rebranding as Preoccupations, the band formerly known as Viet Cong have been touring to promote the release of their upcoming self-titled album which comes out September 16 through Flemish Eye in Canada and Jagjaguwar worldwide.

November 12 – Brussels, BE: Botanique // tickets
November 14 – Copenhagen, DK: Pumpehuset // tickets
November 12 – Hamburg, DE: Molotow // tickets
November 16 – Berlin, DE: Bi Nuu // tickets
November 21 – Strasbourg, FR: La Laiterie // tickets
November 22 – Zurich, CH: Klaus // tickets
November 23 – Milan, IT: Magnolia // tickets
November 24 – Rome, IT: Quirinetta
November 25 – Bologna, IT: Locomotiv Club // tickets
November 28 – Cologne, DE: Luxor
November 29 – Amsterdam, NL: Paradiso Noord // tickets
* more dates TBA



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will return to Atlantic Canada almost a year after the release of Go On, the “haunting” (Rolling Stone), “stunning” (NOW), and “nearly magical” (CBC) sophomore album. Since its release, the project has toured Europe twice, including dates in Spain, Portugal, and Southern France for the first times, and relocated to Montreal. These upcoming shows will be solo performances by Tim Crabtree, who recently participated in the 27th Oh! Canada compilation put together by UK music site The Line Of Best Fit with the song Bluish.

Snowblink is a dreamy Canadian pop duo made up of renowned musicians Daniela Gesundheit and Dan Goldman. The group, now based in LA, are releasing Returning Current this fall on Outside Music, their first album since 2012’s Inner Classics. These shows will be trio performances and kick off a month of release shows throughout most of Canada and parts of the US. Listen to their singles ‘How Now‘ & ‘Feel Like A Man‘ and get your tickets below!

September 6St. John’s, NL: The Ship
September 7Halifax, NS: Timber Lounge // tickets
September 8Moncton, NB: PlanB // tickets
September 9Fredericton, NB: The Capital // tickets