Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bruce Peninsula - Open Flames (2011) (1.0)

9/27/11 11:26AM

*cwthtaw* aka cannot-wait-to-hear-this-after-work

9/14/11 11:24AM


debating on the Vinyl and the CD, or just the cd. Either way, I'll be placing a pre-order (and looking at HOW it's being shipped i.e. UPS?, lol..long mostly unrelated story with that and the Arch/Matheos pre-order).

The pre-order comes with an immediate download of the single "In Your Light."

7/27/11 5:14PM


The Battle Circus news put a damper in my afternoon, but seeing this helps a bit.

Release Date: October 4, 2011

1. As Long As I Live
2. In Your Light
3. Pull Me Under
4. Warden
5. Say Yeah
6. Open Flame
7. Or So I Dreamed
8. Adrenaline
9. Cliffs & Coves
10. Chupacabra

It would be wonderful to see them live of course, but as A Bend in the Road showed, it's not easy for many bands in Canada, BP sadly, not being that much of an exception. I'd be surprised if they ever played a concert in the States. There's not even a date in Winnipeg. Someday, maybe next year they'll finally get out in my part of the Continent.


August 11 – Toronto, ON – Lower Ossington Theatre
September 09 – Sarnia, ON – The Story
September 10 – Hamilton, ON – Christ’s Church Cathedral *
September 15 – Guelph, ON – Ebar * ^
September 17 – London, ON – OH Fest
September 18 – Waterloo, ON – Waterloo Park / Grist Mill *
September 22 – Kingston, ON – Chalmers Church * #
September 29 – St. Catharines, ON – Mansion House
October 01 – Peterborough, ON – The Attic *
October 05 – Montreal, PQ – Casa Del Popolo ^
October 07 – St. John, NB – Pepper’s
October 08 – Sackville, NS – George’s ^
October 09 – Halifax, NS – Khyber
October 12 – Cornerbrook, NL – Backlot ^
October 14 – St. John’s, NL – The Ship
October 15 – St. John’s, NL – The Ship
October 16 – Port Rexton, NL – Two Whales Cafe ^
October 20 – Riverport, NS – Confidence Lodge 100
October 22 – Halifax, NS – Halifax Pop Explosion
October 26 – Sherbrooke, QC – La Petite Boite Noir – 250 ^
October 27 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace 550
* w/ Snowblink
^ w/ The Weather Station
# w/ The Gertrudes
+ w/ Olenka and the Autumn Lovers
3/28/11 11:32PM

Small Update. April 9th, apparently something should be available online to hear. In the mean time, here's a couple of the new tunes live.

Open Flame

Pull Me Under


More background was posted recently in THIS ENTRY.

New artlcie about Neil Haverty's health

The record will be called Open Flames and it contains ten songs. Although any release plans depend on the speed on Haverty's recovery, the band hope to have it out by the fall. Like 2009's A Mountain Is a Mouth, it was produced by the band and Leon Taheny. Sessions took place from May to October of 2010 in three Toronto studios: Nassau, Angles Up and Boombox Sound.

As for what fans should expect from the LP, Haverty said, "People talked a lot about the genre-less qualities of our last record but I really think this one is gonna surprise people even more. Once all the ideas ended up in the pot, we were playing around in a pretty strange genre pool but still without being lost in the trees."

Haverty's current focus is on his health and he hopes to do some fundraising for the hospital once he has recovered. In the meantime, his friend/bandmate Matt Cully is spearheading a benefit show for Haverty and his family. It will take place on January 29 at Toronto's Music Gallery. From 3 to 6 p.m., there will be a bake sale, as well as DJ sets and solo performances from Bruce Peninsula members. Then, in the evening, there will be a ticketed event featuring Timber Timbre, Austra and Evening Hymns.

Haverty hopes to come to the show himself, and added, "I hope people don't mind seeing a grown, likely bald man cry in public!"

See this Facebook event for more details. You can also donate directly here.

Even if you can't make it out the show, Haverty assured fans that they won't have long to wait until he is back with new music. He ended his interview with Exclaim! with this reassurance: "You'll be hearing from Bruce Peninsula soon. Believe me."


1) Neil's Health. The next 3 months I guess is the focus for treatment and the financial side of things.

2) The Benefit show on January 29th

3) How the album gets released. I guess The Fall is a reasonable window of time. Perhaps by the Summer if things go as, if not better than expected. The album has 10 songs on it.

4) He has other music he plans to make. Electronic music.

I'm really looking forward to this, although Neil's health is obviously the most important thing. So the details (track list, artwork, release date) on Open Flames are really 2nd priority at this point.