NEWS: JON SAMUEL (of Wintersleep) To Release Debut Solo Record, "First Transmission" - August 28, 2012

WINTERSLEEP’S JON SAMUEL
TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
FIRST TRANSMISSION ON
AUGUST 28, 2012

ALBUM RELEASE PARTY, SEPTEMBER 1 AT NEPTUNE STUDIO THEATRE IN HALIFAX

TITLE TRACK, “FIRST TRANSMISSION” AVAILABLE TO STREAM TODAY


First Transmission, the debut solo album from songwriter Jon SamuelWintersleep’s keyboard/guitar player, looks inward even as it looks upward into the blue. Set for release on August 28, 2012 on Hidden Pony Records, the album was partially recorded in the group’s rehearsal space over the spring and summer of 2011, with fellow Winterlseep band mates Tim D'Eon and Loel Campbell. Label mate from Rah Rah (with her own solo work just released earlier this year), Erin Passmore lends gorgeous vocals to two tracks on the record.

Prior to becoming a full-time member of Juno Award winners, Wintersleep, Jon began his recording career in the Halifax band Slight Return (whose debut was released on Quebec’s Matlock Records). Over the years he crossed paths with Wintersleep, and he first joined their side-project Contrived for their second record Dead Air Verbatim and the subsequent album, Blank Blank Blank before finding his way permanently into the fold.

A music lover from a young age, with MTV in one ear and classic rock in the other, Samuel modestly suggests he builds his pop songs on “very few chords,” but they’re the best foundation on which to build with scrappy instrumentation and playful vocal harmonies. Available today, the title track from First Transmission is streaming here:

Jon Samuel - First Transmission by yadenoenog

The release party for First Transmission will be at Neptune Studio Theatre in Halifax on September 1, 2012. The show will be part of the Halifax Urban Folk Festival. Further live dates and album details will be forthcoming.

FIRST TRANSMISSION – TRACK LISTING:
1. First Transmission                          
2. To Love      
3. Relic
4. Follow The Leader
5. Nada
6. Crater
7. Darkwood
8. End Transmission
9. The Man Who Fell To Earth
10. Maelstrom

JON SAMUEL / FALL DATES – 2012
September 1 – Halifax, NS  Neptune Studio Theatre

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