Sunday, August 28, 2011

UK Touring

This summer feels like it has gone by in no time at all.....suddenly we are mere days from September! For us it's been a bit of a factor of being so fortunate to be so busy. We've had a great time playing festivals across Canada including North by North East, Sled Island, Ness Creek and the wonderful and amazing Regina Folk Fest. Each festival has been a treat in it's own way and we are incredibly thankful for the chance to play alongside so many great bands at some truly wonderful festivals. Thanks to everyone who came out and all the festivals.

With such a great summer filled with wonderful shows, we are now all nervously, fidgeting waiting for the next string of shows and we couldn't be more excited about what we have coming up. Starting August 30th in Oxford we have a week's worth of shows booked in the UK, all centered around the amazing End of the Road Festival taking place Sept. 2-4 in Dorset. It's a really incredible thing for us to not only get over to the UK to play, but especially to get to play End of the Road. In a few short years the festival has gone from being an upstart little festival to a pseudo-mythical wonderland that seems to bring together all of my favorite bands in one fantastic location. To say the least we are incredibly excited.

Full details of our UK shows are as follows:
August 30th - Oxford - Port Mahon
August 31st - Northampton - The Labour Club w/ My First Tooth!
September 1st - Cardiff - Ten Feet Tall
September 2-4 - End of the Road Festival
September 5 - London - The Windmill w/ Future Primitif and Mat Gibson

Thanks for listening.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Hey! It feels like we just got back from tour last week, but a couple months have almost it's time to head back out. We will be heading out to Toronto this week for NXNE to play three. Hopefully you have a chance to check one out!

Here is the complete list of all the shows Slow Down, Molasses is playing during NXNE.

As a special treat for NXNE we will drawing from our expansive collective to feature a different line up at EACH SHOW!

We would really love to see you at one of these. times listed are our set times, make sure to check out the links of each to see all the great bands we are playing with.

Thursday June 16th - 11pm - Official Showcase - Dakota Tavern​ent.php?eid=16473595358944​6

Friday June 17th - 3pm -Kelp/Line Of Best Fit BBQ -GLOBAL VILLAGE BACKPACKERS (460 King Street West @ Spadina)​ent.php?eid=21434622193968​0

Saturday June 18th - 2pm - Live in Bellwoods - Trinity-Bellwoods Park​ent.php?eid=15893352417205​9

and also check out Jeans Boots!

Sunday June 19th - 1:30pm - Static Zine launch - Sky Blue Sky​ent.php?eid=21546212849424​2

A massive thanks to the Arts Board of Saskatchewan who's help is definitely making it much easier to make it out to the festival!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

follow along, follow along

Mid-tour and a quick update. We're hanging out in Charlottetown waiting for our show at Baba's and I've finally got a spare moment to update this page........with links to some other pages.

We've been sending out updates a few other places, so if you want to follow along with this tour, there are a few options:


Officially, follow

but if you want the full experience, follow a few of the touring band's personal twitter feed:

Ryan -
Jeanette -
Chris -
Paterson -


Officially, follow

and again, individually, you can find a couple people at:

Ryan, blogging on road food, diners, and all the best places to eat if you are a band touring canada -

Jeanette providing Jeans Boots updates at -

Also, check the link on the side for our facebook page for links to videos, music, etc.

And stream (and buy) the entire new album at

Or order a cd copy at

Monday, January 31, 2011

We are very happy to announce a full Canadian tour to coincide with the release of our new album. There are still a few details to work out, so a couple dates might be added, but here is a list of the places you can find us this spring.

March 10 - Saskatoon - Caffe Sola Walk Into The Sea All Ages album release w/ Dreaming of Electric Sheep
March 11 - Saskatoon - Amigo's - Walk Into The Sea album release & tour kick off!
March 12 - Edmonton - Wunderbar w/ Jeans Boots and Jessica Jalbert
March 15 - Vancouver - The Biltmore w/ Jeans Boots and Aunts & Uncles
March 17 - Calgary - Broken City w/ Deadhorse and Scars & Scarves
March 18 - Regina - O'Hanlons w/ Jeans Boots
March 19 - Winnipeg - The Lo Pub w/ Jeans Boots, The Empty Standards and The Slow Dancers
March 20 - Thunder Bay - The Apollo w/ Jeans Boots
March 22 - Toronto - The Horseshoe w/ Jeans Boots
March 24 - Halifax - Gus' Pub w/ Jeans Boots, Dance Movie and Klarka Weinwurm
March 25 - Fredricton - The Capitol w/ Sleepless Nights and Writer's Strike
March 26 - Sackville - The Royal Canadian Legion - Shotgun Jimmie's cd release!!!
March 27 - Charlottetown - Baba's w/ Jeans Boots
March 29 - Montreal - Casa Del Popolo w/ The Sunnies and Asthma Camp
March 30 - Ottawa - The Raw Sugar w/ Jeans Boots and The Ethics
March 31 - Peterborough - The Cannery Arts Centre w/ Jeans Boots and Typewriter
April 1 - Toronto - The Garrison w/ Forest City Lovers and Kite Hill
April 2 - London - APK Live w/ Forest City Lovers and Olenka & the Autumn Lovers

See you soon!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Walk Into The Sea

Finally, here we go.....a new album.

Slow down, Molasses - Walk Into The Sea
1. Sometimes We All Fall Apart - 1:54
2. Bodies - 6:55
3. Late Night Radio - 3:39
4. As Meant To Be - 5:10
5. Feathers - 2:59
6. Wake Me Up At The Coast - 2:13
7. Light - 4:03
8. Fade Out - 5:35
9. Walk Into The Sea - 3:24

After 14 months of work with a cast 16 musicians, 3 engineers and whole pile of late nights and long weekends, we have a new album - Walk Into The Sea.

Walk Into The Sea will be released independently on our Little Pictures label on March 15, 2011 to coincide with a coast to coast Canadian tour.

The record runs 36 minutes 30 second and will be released on both vinyl and cd.

We had the amazing opportunity to work with incredible people on this album. Julie Doiron joins us on the first single Feathers (have a listen below), Olenka & The Autumn Lovers join us with string arrangements on 2 songs and layers of vocal harmonies on 3 more. Toby Bond (Carbon Dating Service, No Birds) added viola on a couple songs, local trumpeter extraordinaire Claire Anderson played on 3 songs, and Nikki Schmid (of local goth-rockers New Jacobin Club) added some cello to a couple songs. Finally the wonderful Mr. James Bunton of Ohbijou came out and mixed it with us and our amazing engineers Jordan Smith and Mark Klopoushak. To cap it all off Harris Newman of Grey Market Mastering mastered the album for us.

It was a pretty crazy year with some of us having big things happen (kids, marriages, big moves across the country, crazy day job happenings), but it all came together with some pretty key help along the way. We have to send some huge thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board from whom we were fortunate enough to receive a recording grant and to the CBC and Sask Music who were kind enough to ask us to play a CBC Canada Live recording last March which helped fund some of the record and was a great way to re-focus us after a busy winter.

So here you go, a first taste of the record. This is the first single (....if naming a single really makes any sense anymore). Julie Doiron sings backups on it and we are so incredibly happy to finally share it with people.

Feathers by Slow down, Molasses