Published Nov 15, 2012Since Vancouver folk unit Red Cedar called it quits earlier this year and Siskiyou are currently taking a break following a big push behind last year's Keep Away the Dead, Shaunn Watt is currently focusing on his solo stuff. The tender tunesmith has just launched his latest full-length, Foil.
The set, which follows 2010's Praying for Handsome Sons, is compiled from recording sessions tracked at "houses, hair salons, parents places and basements" over the last three years. While the multi-instrumentalist tackles vocals, guitars and drums on the nine-song record, a handful of guests, including Siskiyou bandmates Peter Carruthers, Erik Arnesen and Andrew Lee, stop by to lend their talents too. Standouts include the rustic gospel strains of "Men of Plenty," and the spare and intimate breathiness of piano ballad "Generous Lover."
Watt plays a hometown album release party November 22 at Vancouver clothing shop Nouvelle Nouvelle, which will also feature sets from Christopher Smith, Waters, White Ash Falls, Khingfisher and Ian William Craig.