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with Del Bel and Lisa Bozikovic
$12 advance, $15 door
From the Promoter
Wavelength kicked off 2012 with a sold-out house at The Garrison for a January 7th line-up headlined by Del Bel, the Southwestern Ontario cinematic surf/exotica collective whose debut full-length Oneiric pricked up many ears in the latter half of 2011. We’re thrilled to bring them back to co-headline June 1st at the gorgeous 918 Bathurst venue — a Buddhist temple turned arts centre — with Bry Webb, former frontman of the Constantines. Having made the move from shouted soul-punk to hushed folk-rock, Webb has made one of the best Canadian albums of 2012 so far with Provider, released by Toronto label Idée Fixe. Webb also appears on Del Bel’s new single, “No Cure for Loneliness,” and Del Bel shares membership with Webb’s backing band, the Provider. The evening will be started by Del Bel’s tourmate, singer/songwriter/pianist Lisa Bozikovic, ensuring a continuity of personnel as well as an intimate family vibe throughout the evening.
Bry Webb grew up in Southwestern Ontario. He was the singer/guitarist in The Constantines from 1999 to 2010, an important band that released recordings on such labels as Sub Pop, Arts & Crafts, Three Gut, and Blue Fog. In 2010, Bry stopped touring with The Cons to focus on his family, and relocated with his wife and young son from Montreal to his hometown of Guelph, Ontario, where he is currently working as Programming Director of campus/community radio station CFRU 93.3 FM.
For many years, Bry has been making quieter songs, outside of the bombast of The Constantines. In November 2011, Bry Webb released a collection of nine songs on the independent label, Idée Fixe, recorded in three days with engineer/producer Jeff McMurrich (Jennifer Castle, Sandro Perri, Owen Pallett) at 6 Nassau studio in Toronto. The album, Provider, is eerie, minimal, and organic. Bry was recently invited to appear as guest vocalist on the first song on Feist’s new album, Metals, and opened for her on a recent Canadian tour. harbourcoats.ca
Del Bel is a Guelph-meets-Toronto collective of players formed from such bands as The Happiness Project, Bry Webb & the Providers, The Flowers Of Hell, Wayne Petti & the Thieves, L Con, Chrome & the Ice Queen and many others. Their music embodies an eerie cinematic sound infused with darkened soul and a surf rock sensibility.
This month, Del Bel tours Canada in support of their debut album, Oneiric. The tour, which sees the band performing in diverse and eclectic venues such as art spaces, galleries, treehouses, theatres and bars, is also in support of Del Bel's latest single release; a "30's-style, one mic, all tape" collaboration featuring a guest appearance by Bry Webb, formerly of the Constantines. delbelmusic.com
Free legal download: Exclusive lo-fi b-side "No Cure For Loneliness"
Lisa Bozikovic’s music is scored to a beating heart. If the Toronto singer-songwriter’s 2010 debut Lost August was an elegy to the dead, her upcoming release This is How We Swim (to be released in fall 2012) will explore the sensual and symbolic transformations of loss, framed against the movements of bodies and water. A sleeping lover’s chest rises and falls like waves lapping at some distant shore, while the risk of loneliness tears at her limbs like a tugging riptide. Produced by veteran Toronto musicians Sandro Perri and engineered by Heather Kirby (Ohbijou) the songs of This is How We Swim ebb and flow with quietly ornate moments. lisabozikovic.ca