"We wanted to create folk science fiction music, like in the Twilight Zone, where there's a normal situation with a twist. There should be an innocence to it, a sense of a humble, grounded story with a subtle twist." The band also made use of such oddball items as a tree branch, a plunger, a megaphone and drawers in creating a palpable atmosphere.
"Everyone does their own things for their own instruments. Everyone does pieces and parts."
"Our drummer, Robbie [Kuster] wanted to get away from drum kits"... continues Watson... "So he rebuilt things, including a bicycle, for percussion." The band played pot drums and a ukulele on the title track, using a bicycle for percussion on "Beijing."
+ + + + + +My review of the album Wooden Arms is here.
Here's the second track off of Wooden Arms:
tracy's waters [mp3]
BUY the album from his Canadian label.
Visit the just launched album site here.
Patrick Watson myspace & twitter.
Patrick Watson and the band have plans to head your way, here are the world tour dates:
27 Apr 2009 @ L’Impérial - Québec, Quebec
29 Apr 2009 @ Cabaret La Tulipe - Montreal, Quebec
30 Apr 2009 @ Cabaret La Tulipe - Montreal, Quebec
2 May 2009 @ Trinity St Paul’s - Toronto, Ontario
4 May 2009 @ City Winery - New York, New York
8 May 2009 @ Hotel Café - Los Angeles, California
9 May 2009 @ Cafe du Nord - San Francisco, California
11 May 2009 @ Doug Fir - Portland, Oregon
12 May 2009 @ Crocodile Cafe - Seattle, Washington
13 May 2009 @ Richard’s on Richards - Vancouver, British Columbia
15 May 2009 @ Grand Theatre - Calgary, Alberta
16 May 2009 @ Macdougall United Church - Edmonton, Alberta
24 May 2009 @ Mezz - Breda
25 May 2009 @ AB Box - Brussels
26 May 2009 @ Melkweg - Amsterdam
28 May 2009 @ Ubel und Gefahrlich - Hamburg
29 May 2009 @ Passionkirsche - Berlin
31 May 2009 @ Luxor - Cologne
2 Jun 2009 @ Maroquinerie - Paris
4 Jun 2009 @ Union - London
19 Jun 2009 @ Théâtre Granada - Sherbrooke, Quebec