Pierce

by Dance Movie

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    releases April 28, 2017

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    **SHIPPING NOTE FOR HALIGONIANS**

    We will hand-deliver the record to your house if you live downtown or in the north, south or west ends of Halifax, plus downtown Dartmouth. Bedford/other HRM neighbourhoods may be doable. Send a note with your order or email carjackmyheart@gmail.com with this preference, and when we hand you your record we'll give you your $10 shipping back!

    Pierce pre-orders will also be available for pickup at Obsolete Records (2454 Agricola Street) so you don't have to wait around for us like we're the cable guy. We'll be in touch when we've got vinyl in hand and you can decide at the time.

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    digital album releases April 28, 2017
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1.
Nosebleed
2.
Friday Night Mights
3.
Stalker
4.
Henry
5.
Give Up the Grace
6.
02:26
7.
Requite
8.
Thaw
9.
An Inelegant Fade
10.
North Star
11.
Too Legit to Commit

about

For five days in July (four of them foggy), the members of Dance Movie threw guitars, drums and voices up and down the stairwells of the Old Confidence Lodge in Riverport, Nova Scotia. They shared rooms and floors, cooked and ate together, venturing outside once daily for a run to the general store.

The rest of the time, 10 to 14 hours a day, they—singer-guitarist Tara Thorne, bassist Trevor Murphy and drummer Josh Pothier—played music. What they took back to Halifax were 11 songs made under the laconic Pacific Northwestern guidance of John Goodmanson, who has produced records all over the world—five with Sleater-Kinney, including their triumphant return in 2015, as well as with Cloud Nothings, Los Campesinos and Blondie—but had never been to Nova Scotia, let alone made a record in a refurbished masonic lodge there.

The resulting album, Pierce, begins with a kick and a statement: “I never meant to make your heart my favourite thing.” It ends with a dissonant fade: “By then you’ll be gone.” What comes in between is a base of doubled guitars, ferocious drums and ganky bass tones upon which the band sets judiciously nuanced synths, elegant violin lines, backing vocals from Jennah Barry and Don Brownrigg, and at least one clap-and-shout-along.

If there is a Dance Movie ethos, it’s “heart first”—in the words, the music, in the people who make it. Pierce is the distillation of passion, melody, collaboration, and chemistry into a single heart, made tough by its exposure to the sea-salted air, but always soft at its core.

credits

releases April 28, 2017

produced and engineered by John Goodmanson
at The Old Confidence Lodge // Riverport, Nova Scotia
hosted, guided and fed by Diego Medina
mixed by John Goodmanson // Seattle, Washington
mastered by Emily Lazar, assisted by Chris Allgood
at The Lodge // New York, New York

additional recording on "Too Legit to Commit" engineered by
Charles Austin at Echo Chamber Audio // Halifax, Nova Scotia

Trevor Murphy // bass+vocals
+acoustic guitar on "An Inelegant Fade"+electric solo on "Penny"
+synth on "Give Up the Grace"+piano on "Too Legit to Commit"

Joshua Pothier // drums
+synth on "Stalker" and "Give Up the Grace"

Tara Thorne // vocals+guitar
+words

cover painted by Laura Dawe // Toronto, Ontario
lettering by Megan Fildes // Halifax, Nova Scotia

with
Jennah Barry // background vocals on “Henry,” “Requite”
and “An Inelegant Fade”
Don Brownrigg // background vocals on “Thaw”
Diego Medina // synth on “Stalker” and “Give Up the Grace”
Rebecca Zolkower // violin on “Henry,” “Give Up the Grace” and “Thaw” and violin+electric guitar on “Too Legit to Commit”

“Friday Night Mights” clap gang: Don Brownrigg, Kate Inglis, John
Smith, Rebecca Zolkower

carjackmyheart@gmail.com
dancemovie.ca

Dance Movie recognizes the support of the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program and the Province of Nova Scotia

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Dance Movie Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tara, Trevor, Rebecca & Evan. A rock band from Halifax. Hearts out.

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Track Name: Penny
hey pretty baby where you off to this time?
I’ve been waiting for you I know it’s a long line
lately I’ve been feeling like I might stand apart
we’ve been running so long but you had a head start

back when you and me were just a couple city kids
I fell for you that summer and every single summer since
lately I’ve been feeling like I might come apart
we’ve been running so long but you had a head start

stop
look at my hand
it’s tied to my heart
and it’s been holding on through all of this
jump
into these arms
baby come home
so I don’t have to dance without you

darlin’ keep a light on and your favourite record spinning
I’ll know how to find you and to get to our beginning
lately I’ve been feeling like I could win your heart
we’ve been running so long this is our brand-new start

stop
look at my hand
it’s tied to my heart
and it’s been holding on through all of this
jump
into these arms
baby come home
so I don’t have to dance without you