I thought that it might be appropriately droll if I emancipated the pre-order for my new album ‘The Long Shadow’ on Canada’s beloved BBQ jamboree…Labour Day; for some thick reason I spent an hour reading about our national holiday, and the paradox is, Canada is just a silhouette of what “Labour Day” initially stood for (unions seeking a 54 hour work week instead of 58hrs). The middle class is nonexistent, unions are shriveled and most of my peers work far longer than 54 hrs a week in order to make it work for his or her situation(s). Phil Ochs is rolling in his grave.


White (Canadians) people have it very cushy compared to other earthlings, therefore complacency sets in, rampaging on social media, hacking, BBQ’s, eco-terrorism (?) and petition signing have replaced impassioned protesting, rioting, letter writing, kidnappings and violent sabotage. I shake my head, trying to figure out how not to be a useless drone. I can swing a hammer, cook for my wife and kids, drive for days on end, endorse an unsung album or film, but after 40 years of plying so many trades the thing I know best is making albums, they can boost you up when you’re damaged or they can damage your hearing. Some people sell farming equipment, others remove kidney stones, we all have something to flog. Please purchase a version of this album when you can. Love Shuyler.

Please ask your local record retailer to order the LP or Digipak from Outside Music Distribution

Upcoming Tour Dates


Ryan Boldt Tour Dates
(Clayton Linthicum on Guitar(s) & Shuyler Jansen on Bass)
Kacy & Clayton Supporting

BWC Press Trio

April 24/15:
Venue: The Tin
Coventry, UK

April 25/15:
Venue: The Moonshine Theatre
(Suffolk Coastal) Ipswich, UK

April 26/15:
Venue: The Railway
Winchester, UK

April 27/15:
Venue: The Windmill
Brixton/London, UK

April 28/15:
Venue -The Musician Venue
Leicester, UK

April 29/15:
Interview and performance on Vale Radio/Americana UK at (4pm)
Venue: The Basement
York, UK

April 30/15:
Venue: Takk Coffee House
Manchester, UK


May 2/15:
Venue: Cleere’s Theatre (1PM) Kilkenny Roots Festival
Kilkenny, Ireland

May 3/15:
In-store performance at Rollercoaster Records
Venue: Ryans, Kilkenny Roots Festival
Kilkenny, Ireland

Ryan Boldt Tour Dates
(Clayton Linthicum on Guitar(s) & Shuyler Jansen on Bass)
SHuYler Jansen Supporting

May 6/15:
Venue: Elmun Baari
Helsinki, Finland (home of the great JARI KURRI)

May 7/15:
Venue: Telakka, Tampere
Tampere, Finland

May 8/15:
Venue: Bar Kuka
Turku, Finland

May 9/15:
Venue: Bar Edgar
Loimaa, Finland


One at a time

Dim=Sum’s self titled double debut LP is mastered and ready for launch; not exactly sure when in 2014. Most of the way through a 4th solo album working closely with DC of JCDC. Otherwise this picture (Photo Credit: Jill Kinaschuk) says something. Also, train your attention span, spend more time with your albums. One at a time.
Shuyler Press Photo 2013_Low_Res

Crossing the Atlantic

DIM=SUM (David Carswell, Mike Silverman & Shuyler Jansen) in the UK

May 17th- The Fly presents @ Coalition, 171-181 Kings Rd Arches, Brighton/Great Escape Festival (supporting Hungry Kids of Hungary, Popstrangers, Chris Cohen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra)(7pm)

May 18th- Blind Tiger, 52-54 Grand Parade, Brighton/ Great Escape Festival Canada House BBQ (12:30pm)

May 19th-Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, Hackney, North London (supporting the Elwins, Foam Lake)

May 20th-Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, South London (headlining w support Foam Lake)

DIM=SUM Press Photo 2013

DIM=SUM self-titled double debut album coming Autumn 2013 featuring Chris Mason, Mike Silverman, Shuyler Jansen, David Carswell

DIM=SUM play “Heavy Mellow” music and specialize in live electric improvisation bound by the confines of a well-executed song structure. DIM=SUM thrive on live performance and will drag you through a lengthy melodious & psychedelic journey. Inspiration comes from Van Morrison’s Common One, Veedon Fleece & Astral Weeks, the Dirty Three, Giant Sand, Modest Mouse, the Doors, Black Sabbath, the Basement Tapes, Talk Talk, Richard Thompson, Yo La Tengo, NY & Crazy Horse, Brian Eno, Jimi Hendrix, the Velvet Underground, Tinariwen, the Byrds, Earth and various film composers such as Jack Nitzsche, Philip Glass & Danny Elfman.

New Release: Water Wings (part 1)

Release Date: 09/11/2012
Format: Cassette, Digital Download
Label: FidelityCastro
Catalog Number: FCCS01
Length: 27.1 Minutes

Soon after the release of Voice from the Lake on Scratch Records in 2011, Shuyler Jansen got his hands on the studio stems (a sub mix of individual or groups of tracks) from David Carswell (JC/DC) and solicited a wide array of old friends, complete strangers and celebs to remix songs from VFTL. The remixes rolled in leisurely, people fell in and out of the project but somehow in subsequent months Jansen compiled enough music for a slow party of downcast electro-rock.

The EP features a heroic deforming of Work of Art from Calgary icon Lorrie Matheson, the gloomy sex electric Can’t See Through Tomorrow from Saskatchewan’s only family band Foam Lake, a harmonically voluminous take on Inseparable by Victoria BC’s Lane Arndt (the Specialest), the all-absorbing drone distillation of Don’t See it Changin’ from mystery man Holzkopf, and a thrusty dismembered version of If It’s Meant to Be from Southern Alberta’s Cameron Dahl (CameronSound).

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the boys and girls club of Saskatoon SK (www.bgcsaskatoon.com)

Mastered by Scott Franchuk at Riverdale Recorders in Edmonton AB
Original Artwork by Bob Prodor

Old Reliable Revival Shows

Looking very forward to reuniting with Mark Davis, Tom Murray, Mike Silverman, Shawn Jonasson, Scott Lingley and our sound engineer Scott Franchuk to clobber out some Gold Reliable hits in Edmonton and Calgary this August; please check out the Facebook events pages below for more information on how you can purchase advanced tickets or make reservations for these very rare performances…

August 23rd – Calgary AB – Ironwood Stage & Grill Facebook Event
August 25th – Edmonton AB – Haven Social Club Facebook Event