Nov 24: Thunder Bay, ON (The Sovereign Room) w/ the Ukeladies (FB)
Nov 25: Winnipeg, MB (TBA)
Nov 26: Saskatoon, SK (Amigos) w/ Foam Lake
Nov 27: Edmonton, Alberta (Wunderbar) w/ Lou Wreath, Ghost Cousin (FB)
Nov 29: Calgary, AB (Weeds) w/ Black Mold, Faux Fur, Lab Coast
Dec 1: Vancouver, BC (The Media Club) w/ Collapsing Opposites, Oh No! Yoko (FB)
Dec 2: Victoria, BC (Brickyard) w/ TBA
Dec 3: Kelowna, BC (Fernando’s) w/ Little Jungles (FB)
We’ll be announcing at least a couple more soon. Busy busy. Thanks to everyone who came to our launch and all of our recent tour dates on the East Coast!
For funsies, here are some live takeaway-style videos we did recently on tour.
played 2 incredible pop montreal shows. here and here are some photos from the first one. if anyone took some pictures at the second one (at la tour prisme), get in touch because that room was beautiful. i wanna see ‘em.
album comes out in 4 days, and we’re playing an instore at our fave neighbourhood record store Phonopolis in mile end to celebrate at 6 pm (tues. oct 4) (FB event). our drummer works there.
Some patchy Eastern Canadian tour dates for you to mark in your pocket agenda, wall calendar, or personal digital assistant. As you can see, there are a lot of gaps, but they’ll all hopefully be filled soon with more confirmed shows. But I thought it would be good to put these out there as a little preview… (BTW, thanks to everyone who came out to our Ottawa show. It was lots of fun! Pictures here) We’re also hoping to confirm some more westerly dates and will let you know when we do! Note that we are playing THIS THURSDAY AUG 25 in Toronto at the Tranzac.
Aug 25th – TORONTO, ON (Tranzac)(facebook event)
Sept 22nd – MONTREAL, QC (O Patro Vys – Pop Montreal MEGAPHONO Showcase)
Sept 23rd – MONTREAL, QC (Prism Tower – Pop Montreal Loft Party) *
Oct 5th – TORONTO, ON (The Piston) **
Oct 6th – LONDON, ON (APK Live) **
Oct 8th – OTTAWA, ON (Dom Polski SPK – Kelp Fall Classic)
Oct 13th – HAMILTON, ON (Casbah)
Oct 15th – WINDSOR, ON (Phog Lounge)
Oct 20th – FREDERICTON, NB (Capital) ***
Oct 21st – HALIFAX, NS (Company House – Halifax Pop Explosion)
* w/ The Weather Station | ** w/ Pink Moth | *** w/ Library Voices
And here’s one of the new super sexxxy band portraits we recently took with dear friend and incredible artist/photographer Celia Perrin Sidarous for you to print out and tack to your bedroom wall or tape up in your gym locker.
Busy busy! This is the first of several shows we’re gonna be announcing soon… We’re excited to be playing in Ottawa again for the first time in at least two years I think…is that possible? Anyway, here’s the info:
Thursday August 18
9pm doors, $8 at the door
music at 9.30pm sharp
Opening the show will be the ineffable OWL LORIS, aka Jordan Robson Cramer, aka Sunset Rubdown drummer and also The Amethysts drummer whom I also used to globe-trot with in the original Miracle Fortress lineup. He’ll be playing some mind-melting solo guitar/sampler wall-of-drone-pop.
We’re also playing Toronto soon after, and I’ll hit you with that info as soon as it’s confirmed.
I also expect to be able to divulge some more fall tour dates as more of those solidify, including a couple fests that will remain unnamed for the time being. I’ll keep you posted!
June 17: Fringe Pop @ Parc Des Ameriques (corner of St-Laurent and Rachel) 8:00 or 9:00…I forget.
June 23: Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival w/ Chad Vangaalen & Nat Baldwin, Il Motore (179 Jean Talon E.)
June 24: super low-key solo or semi-solo show w/ James Irwin, Cagibi (5490 St-Laurent)
Also, not sure how much I’m supposed to say right now, but the record has found a home and will be coming out early October. It’s called Flickering Flashlight and I can’t wait for it to come out (on vinyl esp.) check out a track here.
also, dear Toronto, expect us in August.
also, did I show you this? i made a remix for Young Galaxy who are a great band and also delightful friends who just had a baby: LINK
We’re playing the Pop Montreal CMW showcase at the Drake Hotel in Toronto Friday, March 11. Other acts include our buddies Pat Jordache and Holger from Brazil. Thanks, Pop! More details TBA. We might play some more shows around that time so stay tuned. In the mean time don’t forget our show with Julie Doiron in MTL Feb 5.
I’m playing with Julie Feb. 5 at Il Motore! Rebecca’s gonna be out of town, so it will likely be a mostly solo set with a bit of help from the singular Scott Johnson Gailey, bleary-eyed and bloody from his recent tour of duty with Fuji Hakayito. It should be a lovely night. Here’s all the info:
Also, you may or may not have noticed that in addition to this blog transforming in look somewhat (I’m still working on it. expect it to change again), the official web-sitey thingy is also updated and looks pretty cool and actually has some stuff on it. So check it out. I hope y’all had a merry holidays and happy new year. xo
we’re playing in Montreal with Tunng on Nov. 15. should be a wonderful and whimsical night. i hear tickets are selling, so you might wanna get yours. they’re for sale at Phonopolis, Cheap Thrills, Atom Heart, and L’Oblique. And online. here are the deets:
15 November, 2010
Casa Del Popolo
POP MONTREAL PRESENTS:
Adam & The Amethysts w/ Iroquois Falls, Dada Trash Collage, Netherfriends
A sparkly line-up of emerging weird lo-fi pop acts joins Montreal’s own nostalgia-core folk wunderkinds Adam & The Amethysts for a night to remember.
01:00 Adam & The Amethysts:
“Crazy how a blow to the head can change someone. We had heard about Adam many times. His album was recommended to us, deliciously retro psychedelic, the type of music you would have loved to discover one evening during the summer of 1969, that works just as well for this summer.” — La Blogotheque
23:55 Iroquois Falls:
This collective from the west end of Toronto mixes experimental sound noise with grunge-era guitar and heavy PJ Harvey-esque vocals. Their sound is thick-shifting, jarringly avant-garde. — bh
23:00 Dada Trash Collage:
Minneapolis has, like, more violent crime per capita than New York or LA by a wide margin. It’s basically like Baltimore. The fact that Dada Trash Collage comes out of it with such inspiring electronic-african-dance-chanty-singing-pop is amazing. It’s like if Baltimore gave us Animal Collective or something. — jt
Emerging from the rooftops of Chicago in 2007, Netherfriends are that bastard-psych-pop-catchy as hell band that you’ve been searching for. –myspace
We’re on at 1:00 am, so you can hop on your bike after Van Dyke Parks or Arbutus Records Showcase, or any of the other great shows happening that evening and zip up to Playhouse to finish your night in style. If all that other stuff doesn’t interest you, I highly recommend coming to see the whole show. The other acts should be great.
Hi all. A few items of business. Firstly, Adam & The Amethysts will be playing Pop Montreal this year, but the details are still being hashed out. I’ll keep you posted. I can say that one of the shows will be later in the evening on Sept 29th.
Another thing, I posted a new song from the upcoming record on Myspace the other day that you can listen to. It’s called “Adam Called Me Over Christmas” and is kinda sad. Sorry to post a sad one.
I’d say the record is about 95% finished. I really thought that it would be done before the end of August, but it’s not, and such is life. I always end up accidentally writing new songs while recording the other ones. It should be finished in the next two weeks or so, but who knows when or how it will be released. I guess that depends on a lot of things.
One thing you can count on, though, is that I will be posting more new songs soon for download. Another thing I can tell you about the record is that I will be collaborating with my amazing sister Carly on the artwork. Carly, if you’re reading this, we need to get on this
Also, I think it is going to be called Primrose & Pinecones and will contain about 11 or 12 tracks. Excitement and uncertainty abounds!
Here’s another Take-Away Show shot in May by the Blogotheque folks, this one for the song Bumble Bee. It’s my favorite of the three that we shot and was filmed at Mont Royal Cemetery. It’s kind of bizarre for me to watch, actually, because of the weird state I was in when it was filmed. There is a cute raccoon in it, too.
ALSO: Be sure to come by Parc Des Ameriques (St Laurent & Rachel) this Saturday at 7:00 to see us perform outdoors as a part of Street Pop. My homeslice JRC from Sunset Rubdown is going to be offering his drumming services, which will be fun. Another new addition to the fold will be an incredibly handsome man named Scott contributing to a few songs.
Crazy how a blow to the head can change someone. We had heard about Adam many times. His album was recommended to us, deliciously retro psychedelic, the type of music you would have loved to discover one evening during the summer of 1969, that works just as well for this summer. We were told that he was the nicest guy in Montreal, that he was funny, full of ideas, enthusiastic.
But Adam was in another place. Like coming out of a long hallucinatory dream. The day before, with three friends, he had been in a car crash, scary but thankfully without any major injuries; the car had rolled like a barrel. He had a big bruise on his temple, a vague smile. Yet despite it all, he was willing to do the shoot.
And his state of mind rubbed off on our short journey. Gentle and dreamy, beginning with a sunset on the hills, meeting a taxi about which we improvised a song, and finishing like a strange dream. Canada had just lost to Philadelphia in a hockey game. The neighborhood emptied out, and there was this big road closed for work, empty, a space out of time, out of geography in the middle of lights. Adam and his Amethysts were sitting there. Yet we were elsewhere. We were in the dreamy visions of the nicest guy in Montreal.
Text by Chryde
Images & Edit by Mitch Fillion
Sounds & Mix by François Clos
Finally, our very own Concert à Emporter. La Blogothèque are doing a sort of world tour (sponsored by Paco Rabanne Black XS cologne, LOL) and spotlighting a few bands in a handful of cities around the world. We’re part of the Montrèal series (along with our buddies Land of Talk and a few others). I’ve been told that the second video (for “Bumble Bee,” shot in a graveyard at sundown) will also be going online soon. I’ll let you know when it is. It’s too bad that Rebecca was in New York all that month; she couldn’t join us on cello. It’s true that my brain was pretty dazed when we did these shoots, but my Blogothèque friends were quite understanding and very lovely to work with. Hopefully next time I won’t be concussed and will be able to afford a little more enthusiasm.
Also, thanks to everyone who came out to our three shows last week. They were super fun.
Sorry for the lack of content. It’s been a hectic month. I was in a car crash (everyone’s okay) and (perhaps too) soon after built a deck with my family on the roof of my apartment.
Another feat that was accomplished despite post-concussion headaches and rib contusions was a successful Blogotheque Takeaway Show. I’ve seen some of the footage and I can’t wait for the finished version to get online. Finally everything will be made right after that failed attempt last fall.
There are some fun fun fun shows coming up for you folks in the Montreal area.
June 25: DUCKSTOCK
First is up at a cottage in the Laurentiens, Sainte Agathe des Monts to be precise. It’s a fun little festival called Duckstock. Our shoe-gazing buddies Receivers are playing too, as well as a bunch of other bands. Full line-up and details can be found here. I think it’ll be tons of fun. You should come and camp out with us! See me with my shirt off! (Facebook event)
June 26: YOUNG GALAXY & LITTLE SCREAM & ADAM & THE AMETHYSTS
For those of you without the means to leave the city, we’re playing a celebration of Spring with the dreamy Young Galaxy and the ineffable Little Scream. Sure to be epic. It’s going down at the Belmont (4483 Boulevard Saint Laurent). (Facebook event)
June 27: Maybe something outside somewhere. Details TBA.
That’s about it. The new record is coming along slowly but surely. Maybe I’ll post some new stuff eventually. I’m going to see dear pals The Luyas tonight at the Rialto Theatre. Maybe I’ll see you there.