Published Jan 20, 2011Folk singer Shuyler Jansen is based out of Saskatoon, SK, but his latest LP features contributions from some of the who's who of the Vancouver music scene. It makes sense then that the album, entitled Voice from the Lake, will be out digitally on February 22 and in stores on March 29 via Vancity institution Scratch Records.
The ten-song collection was recorded in Vancouver by the production team of John Collins and Dave Carswell. Sessions took at place at JC/DC Studios, which has played host to beloved Vancouver acts like the New Pornographers, Destroyer and Apollo Ghosts.
Among the musicians who appear on the album are Vancouver's Ford Pier on keyboards and Neko Case collaborator Paul Rigby on guitar. Members of the Saskatchewan folk rock outfit Deep Dark Woods also provided backing. According to a press release, the album marks a "departure from his [Jansen's] former alt-country tag into the farther reaches of his musical personality."
Go to MySpace to listen to three album tracks and expect Jansen to hit the road this spring with his new backing band, Foam Lake. In the meantime, check out the LP tracklist below.
Voice from the Lake:
1. "Can't See Through Tomorrow"
2. "Kill January"
3. "Totally Anonymous"
4. "If It's Meant to Be"
5. "Wedding Band"
6. "Falcon's Wing"
7. "Brand New Wick"
9. "Work of Art"
10. "Don't See It Changin'"