Jeremy Fisher reels in 2015 Juno Award Nomination – Adult Alternative Album of the Year

The past year has been nothing short of sweet for beloved Canadian singer-songwriter, Jeremy Fisher. With the 2015 JUNO Awards taking place in his hometown of Hamilton, ON, it only seems fitting that with his sixth studio album The Lemon Squeeze Fisher has earned himself a JUNO Award nomination for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Released on May 13th, 2014, The Lemon Squeeze gave a fresh new edge to Fisher’s once folk-infused repertoire. This reinvention lead to the radio-hit single “Uh-Oh”, featuring Serena Ryder, which bolstered Fisher’s new presence in the pop world. Exploring his musicianship and pushing the limits of his reliable acoustic sound, Fisher found himself temporarily trading in his guitar for a piano during the fruition of The Lemon Squeeze; a move that has lead to this esteemed JUNO nomination.

Fisher’s JUNO nod is the sweetest lemonade that The Lemon Squeeze could have ever made – and he wants to share the sweetness with Canada’s east coast. For the first time since the album’s release, Fisher will be heading east to perform a handful of intimate shows, beginning with a show in Halifax on March 31st. With more dates to be announced, fans across the Maritimes will be impressed with the refreshing sounds Fisher continues to deliver with live performances of The (now award nominated) Lemon Squeeze.

The Elwins play for keeps in 2015 and tour Canada

Hidden Pony Records is pleased to announce The Elwins’ sophomore record Play For Keeps will be released on February 24, 2015. They share the first single from the record, So Down Low, in the form of a lyric video to get people singing along.

Like most of the songs on Play For Keeps, So Down Low was written and recorded relatively close to the bands’ homes in Keswick, Ontario. You could probably draw a York region map on a napkin to the Keswick dock where lead singer Matthew Sweeney wrote the song chorus, trace a line to record producer Derek Hoffman’s mother’s house in Aurora where the vocals were recorded, and mark an x on the Keswick basement jam space where bass player Frankie Figliomeni locked in the bass line that keeps the song moving at a rapid pace. The map would be appended with stops in Toronto’s 6 Nassau Kensington Market studio where Travis Stokl’s drums were captured as well as the Toronto Annex “keyboard lair” where they got cosy in a friends’ tiny space to finish up the final flourish with Feurd’s keys.

The song is about feeling awful about things. It captures that feeling you have when you realized you really messed something up. We even threw King Kong in there, because sometimes you feel like no matter how hard you try to do the right thing you can still end up being a monster.”

 

The Elwins - So Down Low [Official Lyric Video]
The Elwins – So Down Low [Official Lyric Video]

 

Known for their high energy shows,The Elwins recently completed tours with Royal Canoe and Zeus. A Canadian tour for winter 2015 has now been announced, with stops in across the country.

w/The Franklin Electric ^

SASKATOON, SK Friday February 13 Amigos
CALGARY AB Saturday February 14 Commonwealth
KAMLOOPS, BC Monday February 16 TBA
VANCOUVER BC Tuesday February 17 Fox Theatre
KELOWNA BC Wednesday February 18 Fernados
GOLDEN BC Thursday February 19 Rockwater Bar & Grill
EDMONTON AB Friday February 20 Mercury
RED DEER AB Saturday February 21 Bo’s
LETHBRIDGE AB Monday February 23 The Slice
REGINA SK Tuesday February 24 O’hanlons
WINNIPEG MB Wednesday February 25 Park Theatre
TORONTO ON Sunday March 08 The Hoxton (release show) ^

Hidden Pony Records sign The Elwins

Re-release debut And I Thank You

New full length expected in 2015

Hidden Pony Records are pleased to announce the new signing of The Elwins to their roster. With a brand new full length album on the horizon for 2015, the label is ecstatic about the new partnership.

“Four of the nicest and talented humans decided to go for it, and we’re thrilled to ride shotgun. From the moment I first heard the new record, I knew I wanted The Elwins on Hidden Pony. This body of work is undeniable” said Parkside, President of Hidden Pony Records.
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Hidden Pony at NXNE!

We’re pumped to play a part in the awesome festival that is North by Northeast. NXNE is known for hosting emerging talent, “buzz bands,” and international acts in the heart of Toronto. Our own Jeremy Fisher and Said the Whale have been featured artists, and you bet the HP Club is back for more this year.

HBHP Poster Toronto

We’re celebrating our 5th birthday at the fest with our anniversary showcase#HBHP Toronto presented by Indie88. The afternoon at the Horseshoe Tavern features our latest signing, Royal Tusk, who just put out their upbeat debut EP Mountain. Rah Rah, Odds and The Danks are all aboard too. It’ll be an awesome day open to all NXNE delegates and music wristband holders. [Read more…]

HBHP NoiseTrade sampler

As part of our 5th Anniversary celebrations, Hidden Pony founder “Parkside” Mike Renaud has put together a free sampler featuring the first song that attracted us to each band on the label as well as that artist’s most “popular” or most recent song. Download the playlist below.

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