Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer - Apocalipstick

Format: CD
Label: Tonic Records
Year: 2017
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: rock, blues
Value of Original Title: $15.00
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Release Type: Albums
Playlist: British Columbia, 2010's, Canadian Rock



Track Name
Get Ready
Forever Fool
I'm Back
Pretty Please
Treat Me Kind
Promises, Promises
Save Me from Another Day
Marianne (20,000 Acres of Moonlight)
Father's Son
Situate Yourself





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There once was an era when records were made in castles, abandoned airplane hangers, barns, or on a yacht off the coast of the Bahamas, its passengers as high as paper kites. This is not that record! It is an album that came together from the desire for companionship, the endless pursuit of tone, the strength and glue of family, and above all, the love and admiration for each other’s skills. Whether it was operating a tape machine with Jedi precision, creating meals that fuelled us, or belting out glass shattering ohs and ahs, it was the elbow grease of many individuals that brought this project to life.

Thank you to our families for continuing to put up with all that comes with being a touring musician. Emily, Oliver, August, Lindsay, Quincy, and Leo, we couldn’t do it without you. Our parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins for continued love and support. Ben Rogers for helping keep melodies catchy and lyrics on point, as well as for turning our sonic world into a graphical world. John Raham for keeping us calm and collected and laying down some fat beats. Erik Nielsen and Brendan Guy for keeping the studio tubes warm. Cam Boyer for popping into the studio at the drop of a hat. Dawn Pemberton, Alexa Dirks and Andrina Turenne for singing their f$%^ing hearts out. Georff Hilhorst for understanding what a “school bus on a skating rink” sounds like on the organ. Khari Wendell McClelland, Ben Rogers, Erik Nielsen, and Ricardo Khayatte for adding some vocal beer. Kate Wattie and the team at Tonic for keeping the biz wheels rolling. Kali Malinka for keeping the presses printing. Grant Paley and the team at Paquin for keeping us gigging.
-Matt & Shawn

released March 24, 2017

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are:
Shawn Hall – Vocals, Harmonica
Matthew Rogers – Guitar, Bass, Synths

With guests:
John Raham – Drums, Percussion
Geoff Hilhorst – Organ, Piano, Wurli
Dawn Pemberton – Vocals
Andrina Turenne – Vocals
Alexa Dirks – Vocals
Ben Rogers – Vocals
Khari Wendell McClelland – Vocals
Erik Nielsen – Vocals
Ricardo Khayatte – Vocals

Mastered by Brian Lucey’s Magic Garden Mastering
Produced by Matthew Rogers, Shawn Hall and John Raham
Recorded at Afterlife Studios and Neighbourhood Studios by Matthew Rogers, John Raham and Erik Nielsen
Mixed at Neighbourhood Studios by Matthew Rogers

Album art by Ben Rogers


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