Last September, we spent a week in a Brooklyn brownstone basement with our friend the Reverend John Delore. When we get together, there are a few things that just happen: music making, surreal discussions, trouble-making at the surrounding watering holes, storytelling of an unmatchably high caliber, and documenting of all of the above. Thus, at the end of the week, we had a quirky 3 track EP, a record of the most relaxed and fun time we’ve ever had in the studio. We named it “Canadian Patriot Waitress” after a woman we met that week, one of the many characters that made that time singular. We printed 150 super limited edition, hand-stamped 7″ vinyls full of shit-kicking, weepy country waltzes, rapturous agnostic gospel sing-a-longing, and a cut-off denim jacket with a Velvet-Elvis style painting of one of the band members delivering a sermon wearing only a cowboy hat and Hanes on the back. Reading this back, I can barely believe it myself.
If you speak German, then you might enjoy listening to this 10 minute special on my music that recently appeared on the program Zündfunk on the radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk. You’ll hear some funny stories and find out a little about my life with music, while learning some nice translations of my bad language.
After the successful premiere of the theater piece I’m performing in at the Residenz Theater in Munich I had the pleasure of doing an interview with one of Germany’s largest newspapers, the Süddeutsche Zeitung. If you can read German, then you might find our conversation interesting. We talk about Shakespeare and all kinds of fun things. If you can’t read German, then at least you get to look at a great picture of me in a dress and wonder why on earth I’m wearing women’s clothing.
We recently appeared on Germany’s biggest independent music tv show; TV NOIR!
Thanks for checking out our new single! We’re really happy with the way it turned out. We couldn’t have done it without the help of our great and talented friends, who are listed below.
Video by Jason Bunton, edited by Jason Bunton and Fabian Patzak
Ian Fisher – vocals, lyrics, & co-producer
Ryan Thomas Carpenter – acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer, synth, banjo, vocals, co-producer
Phia – kalimba, vocals, co-producer
Ollie Samland – pedal steel guitar & album cover artwork
Fabian Kalker – synth bass, engineer & co-producer
John Delore – engineer & co-producer
Charlotte Cornfield – drums
Dylan Keefe – bass
Josh Teicher – co-producer
Hannes Bieger – mixing & mastering
We are happy to announce that we are soon to go on tour in the Netherlands with our friends Town of Saints!!!