May 5, 2014

Julian Stannard and Leah Abramson

2013’s May feature Julian Stannard (UK) is back in Prague with new poems, thoughts, and words – Julian will open the show with a 15-minute reading.

Following Julian will be Leah Abramson of The Abramson Singers (CAN). Leah hails from Vancouver and released her first solo album, Bedroom/City, in 2006. The band’s latest album, Late Riser, was released 14 May 2013. Produced by Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, Brasstronaut), this album finds the Singers with lush band arrangements, relatively upbeat tempos, retro organs and catchy melodies. Begun at the Banff Centre Indie Band Residency with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire), Tony Berg (Jakob Dylan) and Shawn Everett (Weezer), Late Riser explores new pop and indie rock sensibilities, but not without a firm grounding in folk songwriting.

Thematically Late Riser is a continuation on the subject matter of their previous self-titled album (2010), with songs of longing, loss and heartbreak alongside historically inspired songs about the Métis rebel Louis Riel (the French-English hybrid, “Marguerite”, and beautifully somber “Red River Valley”).

The event starts at 7.30 - see you there!