For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 6, 2011.
Vancouver’s Louise Burns announces lives dates with Matthew Barber.
Singer also releases new video for Mellow Drama’s ‘Island Vacation’.
Vancouver — Louise Burns is excited to announce a string of live dates in Ontario with Matthew Barber. Vancouver’s Light Organ Records released Burns’ debut album Mellow Drama earlier this year in Canada to critical acclaim which culminated in its inclusion on the long list for the Polaris Music Prize. Recently, the album was released in the United States and debuted on the CMJ Top 200.
Check out the new video for Mellow Drama’s ‘Island Vacation‘ by clicking here.
Louise Burns applies her influences across the board on Mellow Drama. It’s an album that weds ringing clarity to emotional truth over 11 originals and one gorgeously wrought cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Gypsy’s Wife”. Even in the circling, endlessly recursive swirl of the Mazzy Star-esque “Clean” or the minatory shoe-gazey ballad “Ocean Grey”, Burns and her production cohorts Dave Ogilvie and Kevin James Maher keep it trim.
Burns plays nearly every instrument on Mellow Drama which finally opens the book on a personality that was submerged during the artist’s long apprenticeship years. She has been a desperately sought bassist who co-founded all-girl, twice Juno nominated rockers Lillix at the age of 11 and who has played ace wing-person to a slew of Vancouver bands ever since, most notably for her blood-sisters in the Blue Violets.
Louise Burns Live Dates
November 10 – The Red Dog Tavern, Peterborough+
November 11 – Live At The Opera House, North Bay+
November 12 – The Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield+
November 16 – The Princess Cinema, Waterloo+
November 17 – Aeolian Hall, London+
November 18 – The Music Gallery, Toronto+
November 19 – Dublin United Church, Guelph+
November 24 – Pearl Company Theatre, Hamilton+
November 25 – The Grad Club, Kingston+
November 26 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto#
+ with Matthew Barber
# with Cuff The Duke
The sound of the record is broad and reverberant, as if you’d walked into a big half-empty club and heard someone with talent who hasn’t been discovered by many people yet. That’s exactly the case with Burns – though maybe not for long. – The Globe and Mail
The ghosts of Buddy Holly and the girl groups of the 60’s hover teasingly over Louise Burns’ Mellow Drama, which is beautifully nostalgic in its sound and utterly modern in its sensibility. – Elle
Imagine if someone had taken a bunch of seven-inch singles from an old jukebox and mixed it all up on one album.Louise Burns did just that, and it sounds pretty amazing. – Vancouver Province