EBR025 – A HURON CAROL: AN ETERNAL BUMMER CHRISTMAS VOLUME 3

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A HURON CAROL: AN ETERNAL BUMMER CHRISTMAS VOLUME 3
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Eternal Bummer Records is like totally jingle jazzed to bring you its 25th release (Christmas pagan numerology wow), A Huron Carol: An Eternal Bummer Christmas Volume 3, for FREE download.

We here at Eternal Bummer Records love to celebrate the festive season, whatever the reason. Typically it’s because Huron County offers the picturesque platonic ideal of what a quote-unquote traditional Christmas season looks like. We got the rolling hills of crystal white snow, the winter winds and how they blow, and the fireside glow, y’all already know. So in honour of our county’s heritage, we named this compilation A Huron Carol, after the titular Christmas carol of the Huron people, for i’twas in the moon of wintertime whence these songs came forth. Grab yr seasonal cranberry ginger ale, yr copy of Pee Wee’s Christmas Special or the Little Drummer Boy, and stir yr holidays up with yr friends here of Eternal Bummer Records. Joyeux Nöel xoxo gossip girl aka stay bummed Huron County.

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TRACKLISTING
1. Ivan Rivers – ++8*AHURON RIVERA: EH FESTiv inTROduckzyung*8++
2. Clinton Community Credit Union – Gift List
3. The Honey Sweethearts – Song for a Winters Night
4. South Huron Community Choir – Hallelujah (Handel’s Messiah Interlude)
5. Geoff Baillie & Jessica Pfaff – The Saints, Nick and Joan
6. The Dyadics – Christmas Time Is Here
7. Clara Stegall – I’ll Be Thinking Of You
8. Jeff Ball – Boxing Day
9. Major/Minor – The Ballad of Frank Costanza
10. The Marrieds – December 25
11. Robots! Everywhere!! – smile that keeps smiling
12. Matthew Hussey – Still Fucked Up
13. Celtae Lynn – River
14. Hanora – The Huron Carol

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EBR024 – IVAN RIVERS PRESENTS: IT’S MIKEY HERE: THE LOST MIKEY CHUCK RIVERS ALBUM

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EBR024
IVAN RIVERS PRESENTS:
IT’S MIKEY HERE: THE LOST MIKEY CHUCK RIVERS ALBUM

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Eternal Bummer at long last is pleased to bring you its 24th release, in conjunction with Celebrated Folk Icon Ivan Rivers, the long-awaited, often-hesitated, not-once-imitated It’s Mikey Here: The Lost Mikey Chuck Rivers Album, for FREE download.

Here’s the word from Ivan Rivers himself (and Mikey too):

From the desk of Celebrated Folk Icon Ivan Rivers:
Mikey Chuck Rivers was a transitionary project; a transition from the Bright Eyes-indebted indie wunderkind of my younger years into some sad adult Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down kinda fella, warm 24 in one hand, a collection of Haruki Murakami novels in the other. I was too ashamed to put out this record after a mental health breakdown where I fully embodied the Mikey Chuck Rivers “character”; a bipolar diagnosis and a transcendental spiritual quarter-life crisis later, I shelved the record forever. Today, I’m happy to release it to the world along with Eternal Bummer Records for free download, stream, or PWYC. From the mind of Mikey in the midst of his mania:

“Hey y’all!
It’s yr ole pal Mikey Chuck Rivers here, written’ from Clinton, Ontario to introduce to you a record years in the womb. This here’s It’s Mikey Here, the debut full-length of the drinkin’ man’s thinkin’ man. The songs you’ll hear are over three years old, written as a Mikey Manifesto, the guide to agin’ disgracefully, keepin’ it light, thinkin’ fast, takin’ it slow. Hunkered down in the Swamp Songs studio space in lucky Lucan, Ontario, the ever patient Matt Weston helped facilitate the recordin’ of the Real Bleeders Band in all its fragmentations and permutations over the two-plus year recording period. It’s been a real mission and I’m stoked to finally be able to share it with y’all. Thanks for joinin’ yr ole pal Mikey on our infinitely intertwined loosey goosey celestial paths.

The record is dedicated to Old Man Rivers, my father Dr. Jan Raczycki in his memory, as all songs were written prior to his passing on July 31st, 2011. He gave me my name, my life, and his unrelenting support, plus a serious penchant for Parsons and Guy Clark. Thanks dad.”

So please, download, share, and stream this lost jewel from the heart of Huron County, for free, from yr pals at Eternal Bummer Records

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TRACKLISTING:
1. It’s Mikey Here
2. Old Soul Something
3. I Don’t Believe In Anything
4. I’ve Grown Up Right
5. The Arboretum Song
6. The Guilt of Living Simple (in a complicated age)
7. Gettin’ On & Givin’ In
8. She’s Cryin’; I’m Drunk
9. This Garage (Bonfire Redux)
10. Might Miss That Home

SPECIAL THANKS:
Matt Weston for the eternal patience, Shawn Hebb for the start down in Hali on my birthday with the pedal steel, Kevin for texturizing, Josh for the shredding, #jillside for the beauty & talent & inspiration, Pat “The Dome” for keepin’ time and survivin’ that blown tire way back in February 2012, the garage crew: Josh & Ryan & Brando & Ian & Joe & Rosha & Katie, Cactus Keith Holland and the Holland Family for takin’ me to Nashville and teachin’ me the real joy of country music, Steve Dawe for the shirts and being a neighbour, Curt Lobb & Aaron Bell for flyin’ to Hali to film some real fun music videos and seein’ the province, Johnson & Nigel for their backwoods buddha powers, the Eternal Bummer extended family and all the Bummerati stayin’ bummed around Huron County, the town of Clinton, Ontario for raisin’ me, the town of Toronto, Ontario for teachin’ me, the town of Halifax, Nova Scotia for strikin’ a balance, the Bourbonite Regret Society of Toronto (drink bourbon, have regrets), Jud Block, Dan and the Rancho Relaxo crew, Ben and Collective Concerts, PouzzaFest, CMW, NXNE, SPAY, the punks, the drunks, and my entire Raczycki and McKinnon clans back and down the line, especially my parents and my autoharp strummin’ sister Scarlett the Finko Palinko.

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EBR023 – ETERNAL BUMMER PRESENTS THE SOUNDS OF HURONSOUND 2016

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ETERNAL BUMMER PRESENTS
THE SOUNDS OF HURONSOUND 2016

Eternal Bummer Records is so very thrilled to present its 23rd release, The Sounds of Huronsound 2016, for free download.

For the third year in a row, Huron County’s premier festival for burgeoning music and artistic talent Huronsound has put together a killer show for us bummery denizens of Ontario’s West Coast. This year, Huronsound goes down in Exeter on Saturday, July 15th and we thought well hey, sounds like the perfect occasion to bring the bummer to yr summer with a free compilation featuring artists performing at this year’s festival! From soul to country to all kinds of folk, this six-song wonder brings tracks from the likes of London’s The Marrieds, Exeter’s Major/Minor, Toronto’s Among Giants, Clinton’s Graham Bedard, South Huron’s Odd Soul Collective, and an exclusive new song from Brucefield’s Celebrated Folk Icon Ivan Rivers. Take a free download, take a close listen, and delight yr earholes before you head to Exeter and catch it all live yourself.

TRACKLISTING:
1. The Marrieds – June
2. Among Giants – Pages
3. Major/Minor – Carter & Cash (ft. Taylor Holden)
4. Ivan Rivers – Confidante (exclusive)
5. Graham Bedard – Strip It Down
6. Odd Soul Collective – Hold On, I’m Comin’ (Live)

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EBR022 – AMONG GIANTS – THE SWELLS

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AMONG GIANTS
THE SWELLS

I don’t know about you, but Eternal Bummer Records is feeling stoked to bring you its 22nd release, Among Giants’ debut album The Swells, for free download.

The wandering folk minstrels of Among Giants have roots in Huron County and down Highway 4 in the Forest City London, Ontario, but now wander through the 6ix with their woes in big city Toronto. After previously releasing their debut EP 5 Songs & a Poem, a record about the falling in love and falling from grace of musical and romantic partners Dan Steinman and Keyena Marie, The Swells arrives negotiating the difficult dilemma of loving another person while staying whole yourself. Luckily for us, the sound of that struggle is a fully-formed, 9-song twee-folk wonderwork. Shakers, melodica, and Steinman and Keyena’s back and forth interplay make the songs swing from Lumineers-jangle to Edwarde Sharpe eccentricity to Celtic hoedown all over an album that never crosses the line into gooey gimmickry, their beating hearts bursting with an authenticity that only a couple of county kids can muster. Do your summer selves a favour and download this sunshine-y release for free from yr eternally bummed buds.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Movers & Shakers
2. Pages
3. Our Kind
4. Thrifty Finds
5. Wolfe St
6. KC Jeebies
7. Lemons
8. The Swells (i)
9. The Swells (ii)

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EBR021 – ZABIE – thankyoumoondog

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EBR021
ZABIE
thankyoumoondog

Eternal Bummer Records is buzzed to bring you our 21st release, thankyoumoondog by experimental mastermind ZABIE, for free download.

ZABIE is the new project of Joe Elliott, a Teeswater expat who now resides in Kingston, Ontario. Elliott, of great Huron County scene lore and bummerati A Cat Named Wolf, offers his debut release as ZABIE here, a tribute to legendary composer, poet, and New York City street performer Moondog on what would have been his 100th birthday. Over four songs of beautiful, meandering, atmospheric ambience, ZABIE pays an impressionistic homage to one of his musical inspirations. “I was working on this stuff for a while and really getting lost,” Elliott says, “It all sucked. Then I listened to Moondog 2 and something clicked. The vocals, in particular.” In place of synths or programmed instruments, most of the music is just manipulated wordless vocal rounds. It’s an audio expression of gratitude and a bold and rewarding musical endeavour in its own right. Download it for free and you’ll be saying thankyouZABIE.

TRACKLISTING
1. Raccoon
2. Signs Of The Answerer
3. Derby 1895
4. Radishes

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EBR020 – OWEN WILSON – OWEN WILSON EP

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OWEN WILSON
OWEN WILSON EP

Eternal Bummer Records is back and stoked to bring you its 20th release, the debut EP from Toronto’s Owen Wilson.

Four songs. 3 and a half minutes. That’s all you need to get gobsmacked by the tenacity and intensity of this cantankerous quartet. Straight from the horse’s mouth:

“Owen Wilson is a band that plays music very quickly. This EP contains four songs called Laundromat, Intentions, Front Row Seat, and Dead Weight. They are about peculiar want ads, believing you’ve been in love before, puking in front of someone you care about, and feeling exhausted.

Luke Graves, Ian Culley, Kaan Gunesberk, and Emmett O’Reilly played this music on July 7, 2014. Tristan Henderson recorded it. Stu McKillop at Rain City Recorders mastered it. Hannah Lecours took all photographs.”

A collaborative release with Huron County native Emmett O’Reilly’s new label NYK Records and yr good pals in Eternal Bummer Records, we’re stoked to offer the Owen Wilson EP for free download. Tell all yr friends. Tell yr enemies too.

TRACKLISTING
1. Laundromat
2. Intentions
3. Front Row Seat
4. Dead Weight

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EBR019 – MIKEY CHUCK RIVERS – A DELICATE MAN: SONGS OF THE NATIONAL

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EBR019
MIKEY CHUCK RIVERS
A DELICATE MAN: SONGS OF THE NATIONAL

Eternal Bummer Records softly announces its 19th release, Mikey Chuck Rivers’ cover collection A Delicate Man: Songs of the National, for free download.

Clinton, Ontario’s Mikey Chuck Rivers has been a fervent fan of the elegant indie dad-rockers known as the The National since his own father read a cover story in Paste Magazine and bought their entire discography back in like 2007. Though it was a “Slow Show”* letting these Brooklyn-by-way-of-Ohio all-stars into the teenage Rivers’ shitty heart, it happened and it happened hard, resulting in this aptly-named lo-fi release A Delicate Man. The title, a cribbed lyric from the band’s song “Lemonworld”, hints toward the hushed and heavenfaced* approach of ADM‘s tone, where Mikey spent late nights whispering, howling, and plucking away in his childhood bedroom with a USB mic, Garageband, and a couple country ciders and “All the Wine”*.

The project has roots all the way back to 2011, when Mikey first put to tape a ramshackle folksy spin on the band’s calling card “Fake Empire” during a desolate residency in Etobicoke. The song returns here, along with Alligator’s “Abel” and High Violet‘s “Bloodbuzz Ohio” and “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks”, all overlapping acoustic guitars, banjos, and wolf-cub whimpers. The record is solely Rivers, save the EB debut of Banjo Ryan (of “Josh, Ryan, and Me” fame), who contributes a psychedelic solo banjo interpretation of “Looking for Astronauts” at the record’s end. Fun fact: Mikey and Ryan got wasted and saw the National at Massey Hall in like 2010, and a year later, ole Ryan broke Mikey’s banjo; talk about “Graceless.”*

Long-promised, along with the debut record It’s Mikey Here and its follow-up Mystic Keg, A Delicate Man arrives nonetheless as a pit-stop in the Rivers road-trip. After a strange spring and summer, here’s another bit from yr Bummers before yr ole pal Mikey sets his sights on sprucing up the world. Don’t get “Mistaken for Strangers”* and have a free download; we guarantee trouble won’t find you*.

*asterisks denote really shitty The National puns

TRACKLISTING
1. Fake Empire
2. Abel
3. Bloodbuzz Ohio
4. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
5. Looking for Astronauts (Bonus Track by Banjo Ryan)

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