Montreal progressive folk band, Little Misty, have released their sophomore album titled Nowhere Land. Available now!
Although orbiting around folk music, Little Misty’s sophomore album is a collection of very contrasting short stories, representing a hell of a rollercoaster ride through Nowhere Land. As the story goes, Kathryn Samman and François Jalbert found themselves writing a lot of music during the pandemic. More often than not working almost entirely remotely, the pair ironed out the blueprints of the arrangements by themselves, producing very detailed demos, writing and recording all the parts until it was safe to come together to record. “The repertoire took a more surreal path,” they explained, “as we felt like we needed to express whatever we were going through at that moment in time, without any aesthetic limitation whatsoever.” From going several months between being able to get together, to finally finding time to record in-studio, Little Misty is now a year out from recording and ecstatic to be releasing these short stories to the world. They surrounded themselves with some of the finest musicians in town, including Tommy Gauthier on violin, Cédric Dind-Lavoie on bass and Mark Nelson on drums, setting the stage at Mixart Studios in Montreal for the recording.
Little Misty is an indie-folk band founded in Montreal, Quebec and led by Kathryn Samman (vocals) and François Jalbert (guitar). Although firmly grounded in folk music, their repertoire mixes indie-rock with more broad compositions. From cinematic landscapes to wailing guitar solos, the group explores a full range of musical possibilities, always searching for innovative ways to serve their story telling.
April 14, 2023
Album: Nowhere Land
Origin: Montreal, QC, Canada
Produced by: François Jalbert & Joe Grass
Recorded at: Mixart Studios & Studio Dondepiano in Montreal
Sound engineers: Nicolas Petrowski & François Jalbert
Mixed by: Pierre Girard at Studio 3, Planet Studios
Mastered by: Marc Thériault at Le Lab Mastering
Songwriting credits: Kathryn Samman & François Jalbert
Kathryn Samman: vocals
François Jalbert: electric & acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, lapsteel, keyboards, vocals, toy microphone
Tommy Gauthier: violin
Rémi-Jean Leblanc & Cédric Dind-Lavoie: double bass & electric bass
Mark Nelson: drums & percussions
Jérôme Beaulieu: piano & keyboards
Joe Grass: banjo & percussions
Erika Angell: backing vocals
Mélanie Bélair: string arrangements & violin
Artwork & graphic design: Jan Juhaniak
1. Lost for a While (3:46)
2. Alma (3:19)
3. Secrets (4:51)
4. Butterfly (3:31)
5. Dust (4:34)
6. Windmill (3:37)
7. Master (2:53)
8. Something Fishy (3:48)
9. In The Shades (4:04)
10. Lighthouse (4:13)
Below are links to assets for Little Misty's new album NOWHERE LAND out April 14, 2023.
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2023 TOUR DATES
April 21 - La Basoche, Gatineau QC
April 22 - Théâtre du Marais, Val-Morin QC
April 27 - Théâtre Petit Champlain, Québec QC
April 28 - Jazz and Blues Festival, Saguenay QC
May 27 - Lion d'Or, Montreal QC
August 2 - Espace culturel de Repentigny, Repentigny QC
November 9 - Quai 5160, Verdun QC
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"The playing and singing are masterful."
"Their music has an ethereal quality, a feeling of nostalgia, a jazzy undertone, a hint of indie rock, and clear overtones of chanson française."
"Melodious vocal blending and serene instrumentation"
"A stunning example of storytelling in music, a testament to music’s power to convey various feelings, from empathy to inspiration to compassion."
"Little Misty allows itself to be labeled "indie folk", but in reality offers a rich musical range, through a repertoire full of contrasts, tinged with progressive rock and bluegrass, but also cinematic, dreamy and soaring music."
"The band delivers a type of genuine warmth, with a noticeable organic chemistry between both lead vocalists."
"Delicate, expressive vocals, polished indie-folk production, intricate guitar and banjo riffs, subtle percussive elements and lush strings that together create an overall warm and intimate atmosphere"
" Dreamy in an innovative manner, it defies assumption elegantly."
"A calm and welcoming melody"
"A calm escape"
"The fun and lively pace makes our mood and fills us with hope for the beautiful days to come."
"A captivating, organic tone and timeless folk song appeal"
"The vocals are emotive and expressive, conveying a wide range of emotions with ease and grace."
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