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Vancouver Island roots-rockers Current Swell have a new album out on May 12th called When To Talk and When To Listen.

The band shared a couple more songs form the album including “Use Me Like You Do” and the title track.

About a month ago I had the chance to interview Scott Stanton from the band….we shared some times.


In other radio news…. Meredith mocked up a Vancouver Crow Attack Season PSA!

Fun times!

Happy Friday. Go with yourself.

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Scott Stanton from the Vancouver Island band Current Swell stopped by CFOX in Vancouver to talk their new album, When To Talk and When To Listen. The album is out on May 12th on Nettwerk Records. Their 6th album comes off the heels of 2014’s most excellent Ulysses.

The band mostly in Nashville with Jacquire King. Scott talked about the vibes of Nashville and how that filtered into the record. He talked about writing collaboratively with Dave Lang. Scott also explained the genesis of the first single “It Ain’t Right.” I asked him about some other songs on the record we can look forward to. One song is the title track which he said has line like, “the woman is in the garden again.” That woman is their neighbour, who likes to garden. And he said we can get excited for side one, track one, “Marsha.”

Current Swell will have some shows and festivals going down this summer. Including a trip over to Europe and some US dates in May.

05/03 San Diego, CA – Casbah
05/04 Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café
05/05 San Francisco, Ca – Hotel Utah
05/07 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
05/11 Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
05/12 Portland, OR – Star
05/13 Seattle, WA – Tractor


1. Marsha
2. You Got It Easy
3. It Ain’t Right
4. When to Talk and When to Listen
5. Woman in White
6. Staying Up All Night
7. Use Me Like You Do
8. Thief of Joy
9. Like I Fight for You
10. The Time and the Weight
11. Marsha Reprise

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Back to the grind after an incredible weekend up on Brown’s Mountain for the Tall Tree Music Festival. Brown’s Mountain is just outside of Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. If you take the highway 14 west out of Victoria and drive till it ends, you reach Port Renfrew.

The festival is a wild and crazy time outside of civilization, cell towers, flushing toilets and wifi. Bands and DJs from Noon till about 6AM. Tents, beers, campstove cookouts, kombucha, freaky people, good vibes.

This year’s festival featured headlining sets from Mother Mother, Current Swell, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Shad and ton of great West Coast bands and DJs.

A highlight for me was seeing Vancouver Island favourites Current Swell returning to Tall Tree for the first time since they performed the inaugural one for a few hundred people back in 2010(?).

I’ve been a fan of Current Swell since their earlier days and seeing them Friday night was magical. They performed their 2009 song “Young And Able” and it was a time in their set that I will remember.

Coral and I made the 5-and-half-hours-ish trek from Vancouver because I was fortunate to be given a time to DJ! It was one of the greatest DJ moments I’ve had in my career and only one of a handful of festivals I’ve had the chance to DJ at.

It was a wet one this weekend, especially on the Friday. Here’s a pic of my wife Coral at our “Eagle View” camp.

And look at this… someone proposed up at the Tall Tree Music Festival! I love love.

I already can’t wait for next year…and it was inspiring to see so many great DJs. I need to keep my nose to the turntable and pushing my skills. Now that I have had a taste, I’ll want to DJ another festival!

Top photo of Current Swell courtesy Leanne Green. Thanks Leanne! I love the picture so much.

Go with yourself.

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Langley punkers Gob have been making music and performing for over 20 years! The band has released 9 records over that time including 2014′s Apt. 13.  Gob will be playing a show July 3rd at The Imperial. I had a chance to chat with Theo from the band.


Current Swell

Victorian west coast roots rockers Current Swell have released a new song off their most excellent 2014 record Ulysses (seriously, the record is essential west coast listening). I have many favourites off the disc and “Bad News” is one of them. A somber cut, the music video talks about ”drug addiction is an illness, not a crime.”

We’ll get a chance to see Current Swell in Squamish on August 6th.

I love music. Go with yourself.

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Current Swell have returned. It began with the statement cut “Rollin’,” a bluesy, rockin’ jangle that ripped out of the gate. Now the Island boys give us something a little more complex off their upcoming record, Ulysses (May 6th, Nettwerk).

New single on the radio… and a new music video for “Rollin.'”  Monday, you ain’t all bad.

Go with yourself.

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I punched onto Facebook to see if anyone knew where I could have a beach fire near town… and I’m glad I did because Current Swell just posted their first new song off their upcoming record.  The song is called “Rollin’.”

First listen… already love it.

Go with yourself.

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CHRISTMAS!!111  SNOW!! Well it did snow a little here in the Tropics of Canada.  And on this festive day, the due date of when my son *should* be born…. I wanna play a Christmas song.

Victoria’s Current Swell are working on new music right now for a release in 2014.  Should have a single yearly in the year.

Here is their Christmas song form last year, “Christmas Alone.”

And here is Current Swell’s most excellent 2011 song about a snow day in Victoria.

Merry Christmas!

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