Jason Collett Announces New Pony Tricks LP

Jason Collett Announces New <i>Pony Tricks</i> LP
Jason Collett's albums can be grand, majestic pop statements, but his live show sometimes likes to scale things down a tad. As we previously reported, the artist aims to reflect these more intimate performances with the release of his new minimalist makeover set, which we can now tell you is named Pony Tricks. We can also gladly tell you that the record has now been beefed up to a full-length album.

While his busy schedule promoting this year's Rat A Tat Tat initially had the Toronto singer-songwriter mapping out Pony Tricks as an EP of back catalogue do-overs, once Collett got in the groove he decided to roll it out as another long player.

Its 11 songs refurbish classic, fully arranged country rockers like "Papercut Hearts" and "Bitter Beauty" into more subtle acoustic renditions, while also tossing in a few new gems, namely "Pulling the Sun Down" and "My Daddy Was a Rock n' Roller."

Collett will issue the more timid collection October 12 on via Arts & Crafts, but you can get yourself a taste of what's to come if you send the label your email address. Do so, and you'll be rewarded with opening cut "Bitter Beauty."

Check out "Bitter Beauty" here, and scroll down past Pony Tricks' tracklisting for a long list of upcoming Canadian stops on Collett's soon-to-kick-off tour.

Pony Tricks

1. Bitter Beauty

2. Honey I Don't Know

3. Pulling The Sun Down
4. My Daddy Was A Rock n' Roller

5. Feral Republic

6. Hangover Days

7. Bitch City

8. Not Over You

9. Motor Motel Love Song

10. Diggin' In The Carpet

11. Papercut Hearts

Tour dates:

10/14 Peterborough, ON - The Red Dog

10/15 Burnstown, ON - Neat Cafe

10/16 Kingston, ON - Grad Club

10/17 Ottawa, ON - Irving Greenberg Theater

10/19 St. John's, NL - The Ship

10/20 Halifax, NS - The Carleton

10/21 Halifax, NS - The Carleton

10/22 Fredericton, NB - The Capital Bar

10/23 Montreal, QC - Il Motore

 11/9 Barrie, ON - Kenzington
11/10 Waterloo, ON - Jane Bond

11/11 Toronto, ON - Church of the Redeemer

11/12 Guelph, ON - Dublin St. United Church

11/13 London, ON - Aeolian Hall

11/17 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre

11/18 Regina, SK - The Exchange

11/19 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos

11/20 Edmonton, AB - The Haven Social Club

 11/21 Jasper, AB - Royal Canadian Legion
11/23 Calgary, AB - The Republik

11/24 Canmore, AB - Communitea Cafe

11/26 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore

11/27 Victoria, BC - The Lucky Bar

11/28 Duncan, BC - Garage Showroom

11/29 Duncan, BC - Garage Showroom
12/4 Priceville, ON - Stodhart Hall