If you buy the album at independent Record Stores, listed HERE, you can get a free 7” vinyl while supplies last free with purchase.
The deluxe CD edition is exclusive to Amazon and is limited to 500 copies worldwide. Presented in a notebook style format with a chipboard front and back cover, the release features Neil Halstead’s handwritten lyric sheets as well as open space for your own ruminations as you listen to the album.
You can stream the full album over at MTV HIVE.
They’ve debuted a new track from the album called “Digging Shelters”. Listen HERE
Check the Fall Tour Dates to see if he comes through your town.
When he’s not on tour, Afie Jurvanen (aka Bahamas) visits his extended family in northern Ontario every Sunday. A camera crew followed him there one such Sunday back in February in hopes of conducting an interview and learning more about his new album “Barchords”. The interview wasn’t much of a success. Instead they watched him and his mother cook and eat all day, light whole trees on fire, and speak a whole lot of Finnish.
Jurvanen, on his mother : “I didn’t grow up in a particularly musical family, but my mother was and still is constantly creating. I think being around her curiosity and seemingly endless energy is definitely contagious and inspiring. I hope I can remain as interested and excited about discovery and exploration through music as she is with everything else.”
If you are wondering “What’s up With all the Finnish?”: Although he lives in Toronto and sings in English, Afie grew up immersed in Finnish cuisine and culture. His mother was Miss Finland in 1973. He has a Finnish passport. None of this has much to do with the album, but it turned out to be an interesting and very personal look into his life outside of his music.
Directed & Edited by Scott Kaija & Ryan Gassi
Emmett Malloy’s newest film, Big Easy Express, now available to pre-order as an exclusive iTunes movie release, to launch June 26th. Emmett directed Jack Johnson’s En Concert, Weekend at the Greek as well many other Brushfire Record’s artists music videos.
Big Easy Express documents indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show, and Britain’s acclaimed Mumford & Sons, as they climb aboard a beautiful vintage train in California, setting out for New Orleans, Louisiana on a “tour of dreams”. The resulting film from this journey is nothing short of magical.
“Being on an vintage train, riding the rails through the heart of America took us all back in time a bit. It was easy to get lost and imagine that we were just there for the fun of it all, rolling along with your friends and playing music because you loved it. Our cameras were there to participate in the journey and never get in the way of the moving train.” – Emmett Malloy, director of Big Easy Express.
+ Watch the Big Easy Express trailer: https://vimeo.com/36034618
+ To pre-order Big Easy Express on iTunes, click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/big-easy-express/id532460440
+ For more info about the film, check out the Big Easy Express website: https://www.bigeasyexpress.com