Tuesday, July 6, 2010

NEWS BITES : new Zeus video, Leif Vollebekk dates, The Golden Dogs new album

The Golden Dogs’ new song “Permanent Record” was recently selected by actor Elijah Woods for his “Elysium” charity compilation. The compilation is available exclusively on iTunes and all the bands, which also includes Vancouver's Black Mountain, have donated their music for children who are battling serious medical conditions.

The track is also available on their upcoming album, Coat of Arms which hits stores July 27. Fans that pre-order the CD, LP or digital album will receive 2 album tracks by email immediately.

Download (MP3): The Golden Dogs - "Permanent Record"


Montreal based Leif Vollebekk is touring the west coast for the first time, bringing his minimalist folk that saw him open for artists such as Basia Bulat. He'll be promoting his latest record Inland, which was released back in January. Vollebekk is also returning to the studio with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed...) at Hotel2Tango in Montreal in order to record his sophomore album, due out sometime in 2011.

July 20 @ The Lo Pub, WINNIPEG
July 21 @ The Club, REGINA
July 22 @ Amigo's, SASKATOON
July 23 @ Haven Social Club, EDMONTON
July 24 @ The Communitea, CANMORE
July 29 @ The Media Club, VANCOUVER
July 30 @ The Comet Tavern, SEATTLE
Aug 3 @ Hotel Utah Saloon, SAN FRANCISCO
Aug 4 @ Hotel Cafe, LOS ANGELES
Sep 12 @ End of the Road Festival, NORTH DORSET, UK


Polaris long-listed Toronto band Zeus released their latest music video for "How Does It Feel" off their latest Say Us. I've also included a live recording of "The River By The Garden" from the same album... just because it's a great song.

Zeus - How Does It Feel from Arts & Crafts on Vimeo.

Zeus • The River by the Garden from Sara Collaton on Vimeo.