Brendan Canning | You Gots 2 Chill
1 October 2013
By: Meghan Kearney
Want to win 2 tickets to see Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning at Mississippi Studios on Monday Dec 2nd? Check out our review for his new record You Gots 2 Chill & note the details below!
Backed by over 20 years of indie street cred, Brendan Canning, best known for his role in Broken Social Scene, released his second full length solo record You Gots 2 Chill. Along the release of the new record, Canning is off on tour and will be gracing Portland, Oregon on December 2nd and Mississippi Studios and we’re giving away two tickets to the show!
You Gots 2 Chill is an exceptionally gentle, folky departure from Broken Social Scene, opening with the instrumental track “Post Fahey.” Mellow plucking and slide guitar provide a calming introduction to an album that follows suit. Brendan introduces vocals in the second track “However Long,” and they are as soothing as any ear could hope for.
“Plugged In” is one of the most beautiful tracks of the record offering haunting tones with soft and simple acoustic strings. Canning’s vocals are what really send this track home in the fashion of some kind of mountain lullaby. “Bullied Days” brings the gorgeous voice of Daniela Gesundheit of Snowblink giving a sweet, loving feel to the record.
Perhaps the best way to describe You Gots 2 Chill is a record that you want to have playing while laying under the stars. This is not coincidental to the track “Late Night Stars” which is another wonderfully ethereal duo belted with echoes along sullen strings. “Last Song For The Summer Hideaway” closes the album with tones sure to induce blissful daydreams or close out an evening with grace. If anything, this record does exactly what it requests. It’s a simplistic beauty and perfectly crafted production of acoustics, soft vocals, and earthy feels will you guide you through winter with a summery grin. I believe we are chill now, Mr. Canning.
For your chance to win two tickets to Brendan Canning’s show (show details here) head over to Twitter and:
1. Follow @SecretlyRad
2. Tweet or Retweet the following:
“RT & follow @SecretlyRad 4 a chance to win 2 tix to see @canningb at @MississippiStud Dec 2! Read more: http://bit.ly/1dWPq2o“
We will choose a winner on Wednesday November 27th!