By Michael Butler
By Sarah Walsh
Tired of A Garfield Christmas? Adam Clarke offers some fresh alternatives to the usual holiday fare.
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Cover illustration by Mike Feehan.
“Basically, the intention was to capture the trashy, spontaneous spirit of early rock ‘n roll,” says Victor Lewis, then catches himself. “Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a tossed off project… We’re super proud of it.”
“After moving to Newfoundland that part of my brain spit out all these songs about time travel, nostalgia, childhood and death, and while they’re all different, the whole album is really tied together by the essential problem faced by Marty McFly and Doc Brown: how do we deal with our past without messing up our future?” says Mathias Kom.
“I think through the long hours, poor diet, and creative overloading we reached a kind of fatigue and bone-weariness that brought on a high somewhat like a runner’s high,” says banjo player Ben Rigby.
“I put a lot of kilometres on my car that summer,” laughs Andrew James O’Brien. “To me it was worth it. I’m proud of the record and glad we took the time to allow it to grow into what it eventually became.”
“I like the name Seeds for the record because the songs are seeds,” lead singer and songwriter Tim Baker told The Scope earlier this year. “They’re these little things–four and five minute things –but they have the ability to grow in your brain and be far more meaningful than just what they are.”
“I’ve been to hell and back,” said John Cossar in a recent interview in The Telegram. “But I’m back, you know?”
“I take my time with writing, but as for the studio, I like to get in and out quick, but still have a good time at it,” Bragg says.
“I’ve always been intrigued by pop songs with depth, if that makes any sense,” singer Meg Warren says. “Tunes that are sonically and lyrically interesting and creative, but still simple in every way… I think that’s the kind of music we’re trying to make here.”