Joel Plaskett Collects Rarities on New Compilation

Joel Plaskett Collects Rarities on New Compilation
Given his prolific output throughout his lengthy career, it's no surprise that East Coast hero Joel Plaskett has plenty of rare material waiting in the archives. Now, the songwriter is getting ready to roll out some of the lost gems of his post-Thrush Hermit career on a new B-sides compilation, which sports the lengthy title EMERGENCYs, false alarms, shipwrecks, castaways, fragile creatures, special features, demons and demonstrations.

The collection contains a whopping 20 tracks, which range from demos of familiar songs to a smattering of non-LP tracks. It stretches from material recorded around the time of Thrush Hermit's 1999 breakup to lost cuts from his 2009 solo opus, Three.

The collection will be available as a digital download or as a 12-song vinyl record. This wax comes with a bonus CD containing the full 20-track collection. A press release reports that this will be Joel's first exclusive release on his New Scotland Records when it drops on June 14.

Right now, you can also download comp track "When I Go" here.

  Plaskett is currently finishing up material for a new album that's due to be released this fall. This summer, he will be hitting up a number of festivals across Canada. Scroll past the tracklist to see the schedule.

EMERGENCYs, false alarms, shipwrecks, castaways, fragile creatures, special features, demons and demonstrations:

1. "On the Rail" (2009)
2. "Make a Little Noise" (2005)
3. "Extraordinary" (2002)
4. "Money in the Bank" (2005)
5. "Blood in My Veins" (2006)
6. "Come On, Teacher" (2002)
7. "A Million Dollars" (2005)
8. "Please Don't Return" (2000)
9. "Romantic Riot" (2004)
10. "Nothing More to Say" (2004)
11. "Cold Blue Light" (2002)
12. "When I Go" (2010)
13. "Drunk Teenagers" (2003)
14. "Snowed In" (2003)
15. "Black Sheep Boy" (2000)
16. "The Hurt's All Gone" (2000)
17. "True Patriot Love" (1999)
18. "Clueless Wonder" (1999)
19. "My Failing Health" (1999)
20. "Waiting to Be Discovered" (1999)

Tour dates:

6/10 Toronto, ON - Luminato Festival
6/18 Millville, NJ - Southern Shore Music Festival
6/19 Croton-on-Hudson, NY - Clearwater Great Hudson River Festival
6/25 Summerside, PEI - Summerside Concert Series
7/10 Sarnia, ON - Sarnia Bayfest Festival of Performing Arts
7/15 Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Folk Music Festival
7/21 Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Music Festival
8/1 Canmore, AB - Canmore Folk Festival
8/4 London, ON - The Grand Theatre
8/6-7 Lunenburg, NS - Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival