Published May 08, 2009After playing behind such artists as Feist, the Stills and Hayden, Torontonian folkie Afie Jurvanen is stepping out for his solo career. Going under the name Bahamas, Jurvanen will release his debut full-length, Pink Strat, this summer on July 6.
Jurvanen and ex-roomie Robbie Lackritz (Jamie Lidell, Feist) recorded the album in a rural Ontario cabin, with friends Feist, the Great Lake Swimmers and Zeus all popping by to put in their two cents. A few album cuts are currently streaming over at Bahamas' MySpace, and by the sounds of things, Jurvanen & Co. are keeping things very laid-back, stripped down and relaxed.
Along with the new record, Bahamas has a few live dates lined up. Here they are along with the Pink Strat tracklisting:
1. "Lonely Loves"
2. "Hockey Teeth"
3. "Southern Drawl"
4. "For Good Reason"
5. "You're Bored, I'm Old"
6. "Sunshine Blues"
7. "Already Yours"
8. "What's Worse?"
9. "Let The Good Times Roll"
10. "Try, Tried, Trying"
11. "Till the Morning"
12. "Whole, Wide, World"
7/9 to 12 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
7/24 to 26 Guelph, ON - Hillside Festival
8/6 Toronto, ON - The Dakota Tavern
8/7 to 9 Kingston, ON - Wolfe Island Festival