Dave Clark's Woodshed Orchestra:
Onetime Rheostatics drummer Dave Clarke's Woodshed Orchestra is an ecstatic soul-filled communal multi-headed celebration emancipation experience. The Woodshed will take you higher and make you feel the love you need to succeed. Yes it will. The Woodshed will light up your tree, push all the right buttons, stroke your ego till you come to your senses and start to sing and dance with visions of sugar plum love making times dancing in your mind that seem so real to the taste, touch and feel that you’ll shout in happiness and cry tears of joy for being alive.
Exclaim’s review of Till The Morning Shows Her Face To Me
The Gertrudes deliver another eccentric selection of modern folk music on their second full-length. But the Kingston, ON mega-band have pulled back on the tempos since last year’s frenzied debut, Dawn Time Riot. Although they’re still a wild kitchen party, at times, most of the album is of a quieter bent, more suitable for an afternoon on the couch under a handmade afghan. This is an album that’s beautifully representative of all of contemporary folk’s finest features.
By Rachel Sanders