Pulled from the band’s past seven odd years of writing, recording and releasing records, Lost Loves is a career‐spanning album for Minus the Bear. The black sheep that didn’t quite fit in with Planet of Ice, OMNI, and Infinity Overhead these hard to let go songs fit seamlessly together on this new record. Available on smoky black/yellow swirl coloured vinyl below, listen to ‘The Lucky Ones’ on Soundcloud. Recorded in the harsh winters of rural Manitoba comes Jess Reimer‘s new album ‘The Nightjar and the Garden.’ Produced by Blue Rodeo keyboardist Bob Wiseman, Nightjar displays an artist with many facets, unwaveringly connected to the soul of North American music. Listen to the raw beauty of her vocals on lead single‘Maggie The Retriever (Bang Bang).’
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Manitoba singer-songwriter’s sophomore LP produced by Bob Wiseman, with guest vocals from Ron Sexsmith
“She plays alt-country as it should be: Original, engaging, low on the affectation and high on the musicianship, vocals, and songs.” – Sarah Greene, NOW
Pre-order ‘The Nightjar And The Garden’ on iTunes
There is no denying that an artist is a reflection of their environment, and the harsh beauty of rural Manitoba is at the heart of Jess Reimer‘s work. She has been one of the Winnipeg roots music scene’s best-kept secrets for several years, but with her new album, The Nightjar and The Garden, released Oct. 7 on Pipe & Hat/MapleMusic Recordings, Jess is set to have the wider world embrace her.
With a voice that combines the grittiness of Lucinda Williams with the pure power of Neko Case, it’s hardly a surprise that Jess attracted the attention of legendary Blue Rodeo founding keyboardist (and Manitoba native) Bob Wiseman, who produced The Nightjar and The Garden. Wiseman’s fondness of vintage sounds and a live approach in the studio emphasizes the raw beauty of Jess’ vocals, as well as the wide range of emotions in her songwriting, from the hard twang of ‘Maggie The Retriever (Bang Bang)’ to the gospel-infused ‘I Want To Believe.’
Winnipeg label/management company Pipe & Hat nominated for Best Indie Label at 2014 WCMAs
MapleMusic Recordings is excited to announce a joint services deal with Pipe & Hat, the Winnipeg-based label/artist management company/recording studio.
With a growing roster that includes the acclaimed guitar-pop outfit Fast Romantics, and alt-country chanteuse Jess Reimer, Pipe & Hat recently earned a Best Indie Label nomination for the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards to be handed out Oct. 5.
Both of these acts will showcase at this year’s North By Northeast Festival in Toronto, with Jess Reimer previewing tracks from upcoming LP, ‘The Nightjar & The Garden.’
Tony Tarleton, general manager of MapleMusic Recordings and Fontana North Label and Artist Services, says, “In recognizing Pipe & Hat’s five years of being in business, it was only natural for us to look for an opportunity as their distribution partner in Canada, to help them grow their business for the next five years and beyond. By leaning in together sharing services and expertise, we feel we can accomplish that goal. We see Jess Reimer’s stunning new record as the perfect jump-off point.”
Tim Jones, founder of Pipe & Hat and head of label relations and artist development, says, “We’ve come a long way in five years, but still have a lot further to go. Our relationship with MapleMusic/Fontana North has been a wonderful one full of success, and we anticipate that delving deeper into that partnership will allow us to expand our brand and our reach like never before. The team at MapleCore share our true love of music, and we’re proud to be releasing Jess Reimer’s new record, a true work of art, as our first release in this new joint services commitment.”