It’s fitting that Calgary has been dusted with a fresh layer of snow as we begin a self-imposed exile to focus on writing. After months of planning we will be returning to the studio in October to begin a new album. In the meantime our Nov 2013 release ‘Ghost Notes’ is no longer a free preview on Exclaim!’s website. We’ve uploaded a full stream here to tide folks over.
Our final day of recording is scheduled for October 30. We’ll be celebrating with a tight-as-nails Halloween show at Fratters Speakeasy in Red Deer. See y’all in a few with bells on!
Palomino – July 6 – Stampede Party w/ Coal Creek Boys and Bluessmyth
It’s been a busy week. We drove for a whole day last Friday to perform at Dauphin’s Countryfest in Manitoba on the Saturday. It was a rainy muddy one. But lots of music fans were willing to get dirty and party with us! Sadly the whole Sunday, which we weren’t playing, had to be cancelled and evacuated due to storms. Further, it felt like a trail of destruction followed us as we came home. Spots in Regina, Melville and the highway got flooded and washed out hours after we passed through those areas.
We also had a near death experience. Driving to the lodge after our last show on Saturday night it was dark, wet and slow going through a forest. Normally you can catch a deer’s eyes reflecting on the side of the road with the brights on. However a moose was standing in our lane with it’s head turned and and we barely managed to get out of the way when we saw it at the last possible second. That’s some scary stuff! We count our blessings and have been lucky to have had only a few close calls. Usually in winter blizzards. Stay safe out there traveling bands.
On Monday we played at the Alberta Legislature for the province’s Canada Day celebration. Maybe it’s time we got into politics?
We’ll be heading to Lethbridge this weekend to play at Scores in support of a massive dodgeball tournament afterparty. Shields up!
LA Beat did an interview with M’Olah to preempt the event:
“Two guys tried to take on the whole bar and my face got caught in the middle of it. It wasn’t much of a fight for me, it was me falling into a wall from the punch and getting back up and having it all happen again,” he described.
But Canadian Music Week wasn’t all pain, it was gain too as they sold out one of their two shows and recruited The Beauties drummer Derek Downham to produce their next album.
“We’ve been focusing on writing now. We got a grant and have to have eight songs done by January,” he said.
They have four songs completed which they will play in Lethbridge.
Next week we will be performing Monday at the Big Rock Eddies awards show and then we have a couple of shows for SLED Island. Wednesday at 1130PM we’re at Wine-Ohs. And we’ll be playing the festival close-down pig roast in Haultain Park on Sunday afternoon.
Our shows directory has been updated with our Stampede listings. Come rock and roll with us!