You've Changed Records is one my favorite labels going. It's an artist run indie label who prides itself on quality, not quantity .... as evidenced by their 3 official releases over the past year. I count each of their releases among some of the best music I own, which is why I'm VERY excited about news of an upcoming tour by Daniel, Fred & Julie !!!
Daniel Romano is one of the artists behind You've Changed Records, you may know him from his stellar band Attack In Black. He had an idea to record a few new songs and some old standards in an old school way, one microphone, a four track tape machine, and some acoustic guitars. The making of the record was detailed nicely by Daniel over on the Hero Hill blog, check it out, it's a nice little read. Recorded in Fred Squire's garage with a some vocal assistance by Julie Doiron, this album is a real slow burner and very easy on the ears. I find myself listening to this record in the morning while making breakfast, or sitting on the back porch. It's just an all around great listen with an old time vibe.
The video below is from a club date the trio did in Berlin last fall. Runner was penned by Romano and is one of the stand out tracks on the album. Do yourself a favor and catch these guys live if you can, tour dates below.
MP3 the Gambler & his Bride - Daniel, Fred & Julie
Tour dates w/ Baby Eagle as opener
Apr 7 Charlotte St Arts Centre - Fredericton NB
Apr 8 Baba's Lounge - Charlottetown PEI
Apr 9 North End Church - Halifax NS
Apr 10 Mt. Allison Chapel - Sackville NB
Apr 12 Le Cercle - Quebec City QC
Apr 13 Zaphod's - Ottawa ON
Apr 14 Jane Bond Cafe - Waterloo ON
Apr 15 the Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto ON
Apr 16 the Grad Club - Kingston ON