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City and Colour’s Dallas Green took a moment to talk to CFOX about his new love album Guide Me Back Home. Dallas recorded every show of an extensive 28 date Canadian tour. His friend Karl Bareham came along to record every show and then the two of them pulled the best takes to curate 21-song record that represents nights throughout the tour, coast-to-coast.

Guide Me Back Home is out digitally on October 5th on Green’s own record label, Still Records. Physical copies on compact disc and vinyl will be November 23rd.

Green says about starting his own record label; “I see Still Records as a way to draw attention to projects that are important to me. Dine Alone was started to put out my first album, and it’s been very successful and grown into something really special since then. Still Records is an extension on those ideals and a place where I’m able to curate a collection of things that I think deserve to be heard and enjoyed.”

Guide Me Back Home Tracklisting

  1. Forgive Me / Two Coins (Live in Wolfville, NS – May 5, 2017)
  2. Friends (Live in Surrey, BC – April 7, 2017)
  3. What Makes a Man? (Live in Sainte-Thérèse, QC – April 27, 2017)
  4. If I Should Go Before You (Live in Truro, NS – May 4, 2017)
  5. We Found Each Other in the Dark (Live in Charlottetown, PEI – April 30, 2017)
  6. Silver and Gold (Live in Fredericton, NB – May 8, 2017)
  7. Hello, I’m In Delaware (Live in Saint John, NB – May 2, 2017)
  8. O’ Sister (Live in Vernon, BC – April 13, 2017)
  9. Runaway (Live in Truro, NS – May 4, 2017)
  10. Twilight (Live in Glace Bay, NS – May 11, 2017)
  11. Casey’s Song (Live in Banff, AB – April 18, 2017)
  12. Lover Come Back (Live in Cornerbrook, NL – May 15, 2017)
  13. As Much as I Ever Could (Live in Halifax, NS – May 10, 2017)
  14. Paradise (Live in Fredericton, NB – May 8, 2017)
  15. Against the Grain (Live in Vernon, BC – April 13, 2017)
  16. Comin’ Home (Live in Pictou, NS – May 6, 2017)
  17. Sensible Heart (Live in St. John’s, NL – May 14, 2017)
  18. Waiting… (Live in Pictou, NS – May 6, 2017)
  19. The Girl (Live in Halifax, NS – May 10, 2017)
  20. Sleeping Sickness (Live in Halifax, NS – May 9, 2017)

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The interview begins with Marcus, Winston and I reflecting on the last time I had chance to see the boys in Squamish, British Columbia for a festival in 2015. They talked about the wild drive up the Sea-to-Sky highway while the Jurassic Park theme rattled around their heads. Then they talked about skinny dipping?

Back on the rails, the band talked about mixing their fourth album, Delta, in New York City and they will be listening to the final mix tonight. the record will be out on November 16th.

The album’s title, Delta, comes from the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet but also the idea of a fertile river delta.

Marcus and Winston talk about some of the sounds we’re excited to hear. Making music for an album experience, Winston touring with an Austrian band, HVOB, and bringing some vibes back to Delta, and we wrap it up talking about the idea of the guiding light in the song “Guiding Light.”

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DJ Boitano sent over this beauty remix. Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave) remixed Grandson’s “Blood // Water.”

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In other news…today was a very lovely day in Vancouver. Here is a picture.

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I had a couple modern rock remixes. Two Friends have been smashing out some quality rock remixes which I always appreciate being a rock DJ. Today they sent over a classic Red Hot Chili Peppers cut from 1999’s Californication, “Otherside.”

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PLS&TY remixed a Much Mega Hit from Portugal, The Man, “Live In The Moment.”

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Spent last weekend on Vancouver Island at Rifflandia. What a time. My wife Coral and I were joined by Meredith from CFOX. We ferried over and crashed at Coral’s sister’s place. Raged for a day and a bit and headed back to Vancouver to make some radio.

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and bragging on my own blog is fun. Remember that time I interviewed both Red Hot Chili Peppers AND Portugal The Man?

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LA performer No/Me shared her new single “Consistent.”

No/Me says of the song; “‘Consistent’ feels like a page from my journal. Writing this song made me embrace parts of myself that were hard to face, but it also helped me stop curating the facade that people would prefer to see.”

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Coral and I are off to Victoria tomorrow to power tour Rifflandia. If you are out there, save us a high five!

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#WishYouWereHere @rifflandia #thebestisland

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FIDLAR

LA punks FIDLAR share a darker, sleazy, punk song called “Too Real.” The song has a different vibe compared to what we’re used to from FIDLAR. The song has a definite point of view. The politically charged anthem has an unsettling drone buried under frenetic distorted guitars.  The group also released a music video for the song; “Footage of the recent deadly California wildfires plays opposite pop culture references, over the rib-rattling punk opus, taking on the current socio-political climate.”

The song is part of an upcoming new FIDLAR album. Their press release promises details soon.

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Look at this picture of Jack….I was trolling back on my instagram for a picture from Rifflandia, but came across this old photo of Jack looking so much like Elliot. I did a double take!

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Brooklyn indie band St. Lucia‘s new album Hyperion is out on September 21st. The group is also on tour and will perform in Vancouver on October 8th at The Vogue.

Jean-Philip Grobler says of the first single off the record, “Damn, ‘Walking Away’ has been in the works for a really long time. I wrote it with Nicky [Paul] and Ross [Clark] from the band before we even started recording our last album Matter, and we actually played it a handful of times on our last tour almost 3 years ago. The song came together super quickly and what you hear in this final version is about 60% the original demo– we just had to replace the Daft Punk loop we wrote on top of with something else, so that took about 4 years. And here it is, our funky beast.”

They have also shared a song called “Bigger.”

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But how fun is this…. for some of their American shows back East, the Arkells are coming with them! Fun attack. You should go.

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