FRIDAY MAY 17th SHOW CHANGE @ THE GREAT ESCAPE (6:30pm)..NEW DETAILS BELOW…
6:30PM DIM=SUM (w Shuyler Jansen, David Carswell & Mike Silverman)
The Fly presents @ Coalition, 171-181 Kings Rd Arches, Brighton/Great Escape Festival
(supporting Hungry Kids of Hungary, Popstrangers, Chris Cohen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
PHOTOS TIMOTHY MACIAG @BREAKOUTWEST REGINA 2012
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 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.
Release Date: 09/11/2012
Format: Cassette, Digital Download
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
Pre-order starts tonight for the digital download of my new remix ep; please spread around to those whom you think might be into this kind of thing and thanks for your support! Cassette tapes coming soon (only at 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…
The remix album (Water Wings) is delayed, I’m waiting on some things; welcome to my life… good news is we’re gonna release it on cassette. Vancouver show this coming Sunday May 6th at a new venue in Chinatown, please spread the word through this event page. Please support Sean Shaw in Ward 4 in Saskatoon by helping him raise campaign funds at this event on May 18th. Very excited to support Damien Jurado during the Moso Festival this coming June, more details TBA. Making headway on demos and stuff for a new studio album, couple other summer festival announcements coming soon.
A mixed tape for Sundays only. Please enjoy!
For Sundays February 27th, 2012
CBC and SaskMusic have graciously asked us to be a part of their 4th annual ‘On a Cold Road‘ at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon SK. Please help spread the word; this is an all ages show so please bring your children!
Upcoming Alberta tour dates below:
March 15th – TBA Southern Alberta
March 16th – @ The Palomino – Calgary AB
March 17th – Prairie Folk Tournament @ The Slice – Lethbridge AB
March 18th – @ Wunderbar – Edmonton AB (w Greg Greenleese)
On April 24th I’ll be releasing a new mini-album of VFTL remixes by The Specialest, CameronSound, Foam Lake, Holzkopf, Lyle Bell aka Whitey (Shout Out Out…), Lorrie Matheson and more. It’s gonna be called Water Wings and some of the proceeds will go to charity, some will go to the remix artist(s) and some will go to the hive-mind.