++ NEW MUSIC VIDEO ++ HEY MAJESTY / EMBRACE

Shot in Montreal, November 2014

NEW HEY MAJESTY ALBUM - THE PEELING FACTORY – AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD (FREE) :

https://brothersandsistersrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-peeling-factory

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++ NEW ALBUM RELEASE ++ HEY MAJESTY – THE PEELING FACTORY

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BROTHERS AND SISTERS RECORDS PRESENTS : HEY MAJESTY - THE PEELING FACTORY

THE PEELING FACTORY is the second studio album by Hey Majesty following 2013’s REMODEL II. The album was written and produced by Tom Jarvis at CCTV Studios in Montreal, over four successive winters between 2010 and 2013.

The album’s propulsive electronic beats, spiraling guitars, warm synthesized strings and romantic vocals, grew from the sounds of early 80’s bands such as; Talk, Talk, Visage, New Order, Tears for Fears, Simple Minds and The Waterboys.

Tom:

“I started writing this album when I had just moved to Montreal from the UK and I was hiding from the cold outside during my first winter here! At the time I was listening to a lot of early 80’s British bands. It was a sound and a mood that came to me only at that time of year – so every winter I would write and record a couple of more songs until the mood would leave me again. I became locked into a cyclical pattern and I knew it was not possible to force it – I had to wait for these songs!

The Peeling Factory for me represents a soul that grows in stature throughout time as the body decays. In traveling in opposite directions they eventually cross paths, and although neither one is at an individual peak; nevertheless a state of equilibrium is reached between them. The first song on the album, Capsized, is about that first moment when someone understands this time and that the best way, and really only way to accept it, is to love and be loved. This will be the thing that ultimately sustains them.”

4 NOVEMBER 2014 – AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD (FREE)

https://brothersandsistersrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-peeling-factory

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JACK THOMAS – VIDEO – LIVE AT CAFÉ TOUSKI

Highlights of Jack Thomas performing songs from his debut album at Café Touski.

Also featuring Helena Deland (backing vocals) and Laurence Möller (violin).

Filmed by Raymundo Medina
Edited by Tom Jarvis

Sound recorded and mixed by Tom Jarvis

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PACHYDERM LIVE CONCERT VIDEO – NOMAD NATION GARAGE SESSIONS

pachyderm live at NOMAD NATION GARAGE SESSIONS. Montréal, August 19, 2014.

pachyderm will also be playing at La Vitrola (Friday, 12 September) on the opening night of Montreal Psychfest.

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GOOSEBALL BROWN FUNGAL PUNK REVIEW

GOOSEBALL BROWN – COYOTE, CROW, BUFFALO, BEAVER

“Gooseball Brown is raw man, totally and utterly raw. This Brothers and Sisters release backs up my statement . . .  it is a really tumbling affair with danger levels high throughout and with the principles to keep it real maintained. My thoughts are of a stalwart determined to fight his corner and to do it his own way – I can’t argue with that . . . . there is stuff here to contemplate, to see through and to swing to – we all need to cultivate these cracked crooners and make sure they never give in – go on, get Gooseballed” – Fungal Punk, www.fungalpunknature.co.uk

Go here so read full review:

http://www.fungalpunknature.co.uk/FUNGALPUNK/CDReviews/Page%201.html

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vague mémoire – LIVE TRACK FROM SYNTH-HENRI 2014-06-07

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Here’s a LIVE version of vague mémoire’s “breathe into the pocket” taken from the SYNTH-HENRI event 2014-06-07. It was recorded by DJ Milton Clark. Mastered by Byron.

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HEY MAJESTY MIX TAPE “BEAT CITY: DOWNTOWN 14″

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+++ PACHYDERM / T-CE! +++ AVAILABLE ON VINYL

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From May 30, 2014 ….

T-CE! will be available on vinyl at SONIK Records (Montreal), Birdman Records (Ottawa) and online here on the Brothers and Sisters website.

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NEW RELEASE – HEY MAJESTY: CELLULOID

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Celluloid (definition)

1.
a tough, highly flammable substance . . .
2.
motion-picture film.

Hey Majesty’s Tom Jarvis:

This album is, in effect, made up of collaborations with a ghostwriter – Montreal film director Brian Barnhart – whose script, ‘Bring Me Flowers’, provided the inspiration for the music.
It is more usual that a musician composes the soundtrack after seeing the movie – or at least some of it. In this instance the music has been composed before a shot of film has been made. I felt that the text could be transposed into music and would then in turn inspire those same words to come to life when creating the images. The film enters full production in Fall 2014, so we will have to wait to see to what extent this idea works!
Many of these pieces are one-take improvisations. The ‘yeah!’ you hear at the end of the opening track is director Barnhart, who sat opposite me as I played banjo, directing my performance like an actor in one of his movies. I’m no Marlon Brando but I’m ok on the banjo.
I have added other pieces I composed for Barnhart’s short film ‘Bad Time Montreal’ which was completed in 2013.

An excerpt from ‘Bad Time Montreal’ is available to view here: vimeo.com/57877857

Album available for free download here:

http://brothersandsistersrecords.bandcamp.com/album/celluloid

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NEW RELEASE – vague mémoire – with the world of dreams – FREE DOWNLOAD

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Released March 6, 2014

vague mémoire, with the world of dreams, is Montreal based producer Byron’s debut solo album. The album’s seven tracks blend warm basslines, distant reverberated guitars, mutated samples and field recordings, pulsing bass drums, hypnotic layers of percussion, melodic effected synthesizers, and sampled manipulated vocals over the course of a shape-shifting, psychedelic and emotive journey.

It was written, performed, and produced by Byron at Happy Accidents Studio. Tom Jarvis (pachyderm/Hey Majesty) performed on ‘bad memories’ (guitar), ‘too old’ (guitar), and ‘permanent phase’ (guitar and bass guitar.)

http://www.brothersandsistersrecords.com/product/vague-memoire-with-the-world-of-dreams/

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