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Jane’s Party, Kasador – Tickets – The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON – March 24th, 2017

Jane's Party, Kasador

The Horseshoe Tavern Presents

Jane's Party


The Kents, Midday Swim

Fri, March 24, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm

The Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, ON


Tickets at the Door

This event is 19 and over

Jane's Party
Jane's Party
Though they’ve been playing together since 2006, the members of Toronto-based pop-rock quartet Jane’s Party - Devon Richardson, Tom Ionescu, Jeff Giles, and Zach Sutton – feel like they’re just starting to gather steam.

Ready to take off after years roving Toronto’s vibrant bar scene and touring great swaths of Canada, their third full-length album, Tunnel Visions, arrives as their most confident and mature effort to date. Produced by Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor and recorded at his remote farm in Southern Ontario, it’s comprised of songs about being on the road, about losing loved ones, about growing up and coming to grips with life.

Even while running the gamut of emotions and themes, the bandmates never lose the buoyant, hooky songwriting or soulful harmonies they’ve honed over nearly a decade of collaboration, and their hard-won chemistry is evident in how effortless the execution comes off. With Tunnel Visions, they offer an original take on a classic sound, with compositions that feel at once familiar and fresh. Their diverse array of sounds jumps across and often fuses genres – from folk to funk to stripped-down guitar rock, with synth-pop flourishes and splashes of grunge. These are plaintive songs and gritty songs, songs that strike a tonal balance between chip-on-the-shoulder tenacity and Sunday morning malaise, between small-town intimacy and big-city bravado.

The production, too, is polished to a sheen, with input from outside voices entering the picture for the first time. Lead single “Coming on Strong” is co-produced by The Darcys and features legendary singer/songwriter Jim Cuddy on backing vocals. The album, mixed by Chris Stringer and mastered by Joao Carvalho, showcases a sound that’s more layered and sonically rich than anything the band has created thus far. This is a long way from the Jane’s Party that recorded and self-produced their debut album in a garage in Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighbourhood.

Since then, they’ve collaborated and shared the stage with Blue Rodeo, Sam Roberts Band, The Arkells, Wintersleep, Matt Mays, The Maccabees, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Tom Odell, Lights, Manic Street Preachers, and others. They’ve come up in the world, and people are starting to take notice.

Two years in the making, Tunnel Visions speaks of a band that’s found itself, and of one of Toronto’s best-kept secrets stepping out of the shadows.

Tunnel Visions (2016)
Hot Noise (2013)
Jane’s Party EP (2011)
The Garage Sessions (2009)
Midday Swim
Captured fully on the band's wistful debut single, "Summer Eyes," MIDDAY SWIM harness the sort of lush pop melodies, hard-hitting rhythm section, and dreamy atmospheric guitars that echo the likes of Wilco, Broken Social Scene, and Beach House. A video for the song, which features the band engaged in a colourful paint war, was directed by award-winning L.A. filmmaker Noam Kroll, and positions the everyday banality of the 9-5 life against the notion that we needn't search too far for a little fun and that summer is much more than a season; it is a state of mind.

With two solid releases under their belts in less than 6 months, it wasn't long before some of Canada's most widely respected music outlets (Exclaim! / Alan Cross) gave nods to MIDDAY SWIM asserting that 2015 would surely be a monumental year for the band.

Although they appear to be the new kids on the chopping block, the members of MIDDAY SWIM –– many of whom have known each other since as far back as high school –– are no rookies to the music game. Drummer Max Trefler's former band whosarmy, won CBC's COVER ME CANADA in 2011, secured a top 10 single on the iTunes Rock Charts, and shared the stage with the likes of Blue Rodeo, Hawksley Workman, and Yukon Blonde, while bassist Craig Saltz has scored music for well over 30 films. Frontman David Krygier-Baum is a music educator, keyboardist Stephan Ermel is a classically trained pianist whose extensive theatre background has seen him perform a number of sold out one man shows, while lead guitarist and songwriter Sebastian Shinwell, who formerly fronted Toronto band CRHYMES and also currently plays in The Holy Gasp, is the cornerstone of this band's dreamy and much yearned for sound.

Now gearing up to release their self-titled debut album on May 1st, MIDDAY SWIM are poised to share their radiant, feel good brand of indie rock with the masses. After taking one last brave trip back up north to the Krygier-Baum family cabin in the depths of winter last month, the band worked intensely for days to close out the tail end of the record. Despite having to endure minus 40-degree weather with no running water, narrowly escaping an electrical fire, and surviving on frozen lasagna and Moose Tracks ice cream alone, the result is a beautifully crafted debut full of poignant pop melodies, pensive soulful lyrics, and the sort of melancholic indie rock whimsy that dreams are made of.
Venue Information:
The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2