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The Olympic Symphonium have shared the video of their performance of “Choral Voices” from the Shivering Songs festival, which premiered earlier this week via Spill Magazine.

“That room was built for choral music and all though we aren’t a choir, we sure felt like it in such a grand, hollow space,” says member Graeme Walker.

Watch the video for ‘Choral Voices’ live at the Shivering Songs festival –

On the track, Walker says there’s “an effort to make sense of being made to feel like there is an air of failure or underachieving, when really there isn’t. Exploring the idea of getting caught in the trap of how we measure success, the speed of the world today, how we miss opportunities to connect, and how the results can be damaging. The importance of effort and communication, and not taking people and relationships for granted. All of these are themes explored with an undercurrent of optimism and hope.”

The band has also announced expanded tour dates in Quebec later this month alongside a Halifax album release show, a performance at Fredericton’s Flourish Festival, and in Ottawa audiophile record store The Record Centre.

April 19 – Fredericton, NB: Flourish Festival @ Gallery on Queen // tickets
April 20 – Halifax, NS: Bus Stop Theatre // tickets
April 26 – Saint-Casimir, QC: House Show (email for details)
April 27 – Chelsea, QC: Mill Road Community Space // tickets
April 28 – Ottawa, ON: The Record Centre (1pm)
April 28 – Frelighsburg, QC: Beat & Betterave
April 29 – Montreal, QC: Casa Del Popolo // tickets

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Celebrated songwriter Michael Feuerstack releases his new album, Natural Weather, on May 25, 2018. Watch a video for the debut single, “Nobody Knows,” premiering exclusively via German outlet Intro Magazin by clicking HERE.

Recorded at home, Natural Weather offers a deceptively rich palette. Most of the instrumentation is provided by Feuerstack, with Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire) on drums and violin cameos by Sarah Neufeld. The background singers also figure prominently. Camille Delean shadows Feuerstack in harmony, while Michelle Tompkins and Mike O’Brien glimmer in response.

This collection balances Feuerstack’s signature dark humour and empathic inquisitiveness as the songs relax into deep ambiguity around heavy themes such as love, death, memory, age, mental illness, intimacy, and ambition.

Pre-Order Natural Weather on LP / Digital
available Friday, May 25 2018