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“a really cool record.”CBC
“a slightly darker, more cinematic side to the group, though their signature swing remains in tact.” EXCLAIM!
“un album très dynamique.” - HUFFINGTON POST

Gypsophilia are known for leaving a lasting live impression, delivering danceable, genre-defying music to festival crowds and cramped clubs alike. The band describe their sound as “angular, sweet, nostalgic, modern and raucous,” and they took that energy to Joel Plaskett’s New Scotland Yard studio in Dartmouth, NS, to make their latest record.

Night Swimming marks a departure from Gypsophilia’s usual process of recording live, opting to hone their sound a bit more with the help of producer Joshua Van Tassel (David Myles, Great Lake Swimmers, Amelia Curran). Opener “Boo Doo Down” features string arrangements that are at once eerie and exotic, yet reminiscent of their East coast roots, in addition to the suspense-building percussion and melodic guitar lines that propel the song forward. Things take a darker turn on tracks like “Deep Water” and the haunting, album closer “Night Falls and You Need Company,” but there are still plenty of moments of brightness, buoyancy and straight-up groove to keep you moving.

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Boo Doo Down (listen)
Cake Walk
Insomniac’s Dream
Long Shadows
Deep WaterDirty Circus
RiTiB (Right In The In Between)
Jaures
Night Falls And You Need Company

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Go On is the long-awaited new single from Paper Beat Scissors: Nova Scotia’s Brit-in-Residence Tim Crabtree.The mellow, orchestral-tinged piece features percussion arrangements from Clogs’ Thomas Kozumplik (also known for his work with the National), as well as clarinets from Crabtree himself. 

The single is the first follow-up to the eponymous debut album which drew international plaudits from the likes of BBC‘s ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris and Rolling Stone Germany.Crabtree says the song “…is about giving yourself some leeway. Trying to stop beating yourself up about stuff that’s long gone that you have no power to change.”

Paper Beat Scissors – Go On

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