Feist, Snailhouse and members of The Besnard Lakes and The Royal Mountain Band appear on the album from Montreal's The World Provider.
Hard Feelings, The World Provider's sophomore album, was recorded over a two year period by Besnard Laker Jace Lasek (Patrick Watson, Islands) and Dave Smith at Montreal's Breakglass Studio. It includes three tracks from 2006's Lost Illusions EP (including "Valentine," which features Feist) and nine previously unreleased songs. Other guests include Besnard Lakes' Steve Raegele, Snailhouse (a.k.a Mike Feuerstack) and The Royal Mountain Band's Warren Auld.
Hard Feelings was released as a Super Fun Activity Book with puzzles, cartoons, jokes, skill-testing questions and a download code for the music.
The World Provider, the alter ego of writer/filmmaker Malcolm Fraser, started in Toronto in 1999 alongside the likes of Peaches, Feist and Gonzales. The one-man band later moved to Montreal and has expanded over the years to perform as both a duo, consisting of Fraser (vocals) and his wife Stacey DeWolfe (keyboards/vocals), and as a full band featuring Fraser, DeWolfe, keyboardist Kara Blake and The Besnard Lakes' Olga Goreas on drums.
-Ben White, Chartattack.com