Two Hours Traffic Announce Farewell Tour
Monday, October 28, 2013
After over a decade of accomplishments that include four critically acclaimed full length albums, a short list nomination for the Polaris Music Prize, TV show placements, magazine covers, a win at the East Coast Music Awards and a touring schedule that has taken them around the world, the beloved Bumstead recording artists from Charlottetown, PEI will hit the road one more time before calling it a day. All tour dates are listed below.To all of our friends and fans
After 12 years of making music together we have decided that ‘Foolish Blood' will be our final album. We want to make it clear that we are not breaking up due to any personal problems within the band or because of any creative issues - it is just the right time. We want to thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for the love and support we have received over the past decade. We have travelled farther and met more wonderful people than we could have ever imagined. When we started playing music together in our parents' basements in 2001 our only intention was to write our own songs and hopefully get to play them for an audience. We truly feel fortunate that we have been able to do that for as long as we have.
We can't say goodbye without taking a moment to thank some of the people who made all of this possible for us: Our wonderfully supportive families, Larry and Sheryl Wanagas, Tim Des Islets and everyone at Bumstead Records, Joel Plaskett, Ken Beattie, Adam Countryman, Dwight Ireland, Caitlin North, Sean Russell, Matt McQuaid, Jim Scarth, Nathan Gill, Dan Griffin, Darryl Neudorf, Alec, Judi and Jerry O'Hanley, Grant Lawrence and everyone at CBC Radio, FACTOR, Music PEI, SOCAN, ECMA, Pop Up Records, ABC Music, Geoff Trio, Manish Raval, Smothered in Hugs/ English Words, Mardeen, The Danks, Pat Deighan, The Dudes, Rah Rah, The Golden Dogs, The Meligrove Band, Wintersleep, Hey Rosetta!, The Jezabels, Dead Letter Chorus, In-Flight Safety, Zeus and all of the other great musicians and bands that we have met and that have inspired us.
We are all music junkies and will never stop writing and playing music so rest assured we will see all of you again. Thank you so much. Rock on. - THT
"the Maritime icons will remain relevant for years to come." - Exclaim "From the first hit, you're hooked. Pure pop rock. Nothing better." **** - The Calgary Herald
"Often writing a pop song is more formula than art but it still has to be perfected... Two Hours Traffic have created a work that does just that"- Pop Matters
"...hum-along choruses and the band's stunning pop chops. **** - NOW Magazine
Two Hours Traffic Farewell Tour DatesThursday, December 12 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace Friday, December 13 - Kingston, ON - The MansionSaturday, December 14 - Ottawa - Zaphods Wednesday, December 18 - Fredericton, NB - The Capital Thursday, December 19 - Moncton, NB - Tide And Boar Friday, December 20 - Halifax, NS - The Marquee Saturday, December 21 - Charlottetown, PEI - The Mack
Tim Chaisson and Diesel performing “Speak Easier” on the Seven Network’s The Morning Show.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tim Chaisson and ARIA award (The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards) winning artist Diesel performing "Speak Easier" on the Seven Network's The Morning Show.
Their new four-track EP titled ‘Last Shower' is due for release on October 18, 2013 through ABC in Australia.
Canadian Indie Rockers Poor Young Things Announce The Revolver Tour And Confirm Dates Across North America
Thursday, September 26, 2013
"A great, hooky rock band with big choruses and really lush vocals. They are radio-ready." – Scott Zeil, Milwaukee Summerfest
In spite of the sympathy inducing tone of their name, Toronto-based indie rock powerhouse Poor Young Things are anything but these days, announcing both a North American headlining tour and the October 1st release of their second single Revolver off their 2013 debut full-length album ‘The Heart. The Head. The End.' Kicking off The Revolver Tour in Pittsburgh, PA on October 13th, the band will headline shows in 24 cities across Canada and the US, including a stop at the popular and celebrated, Halifax Pop Explosion on October 24th.
Fresh off a busy summer that included a slew of US dates on the Vans Warped Tour, multiple music festivals throughout Canada and a showcase at the Yellow Phone Music Conference in Milwaukee, Poor Young Things – singer/guitarist Matt Fratpietro, guitarists Michael Kondakow and Dave Grant, bassist Scott Burke and drummer Konrad Commisso – are thrilled to once again be hitting the road and delivering their heavy-hitting, ear-catching rock riffs to the masses.
Additionally, as a follow-up to the melodic yet unfussy single ‘Sign Of The Times' off ‘The Heart. The Head. The End.' the band is excited to announce the release of their second infectious track, ‘Revolver'. Couple their high-energy stage presence with the ability to captivate an audience from the first note played, and it's no wonder Poor Young Things were recently announced as the winners of the 2013 SiriusXM Emerging Artist of the Year award. A small glimpse of their live show is all it takes to know that this is a band to watch out for.
POOR YOUNG THINGS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:Oct 13 – The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PAOct 15 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT Oct 16 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PAOct 17 – Great Scott – Boston, MAOct 18 – CMJ – Planetary Group Party – Piano's Upstairs – New York City, NY Oct 19 – CMJ Official – Lit Lounge – New York City, NY Oct 21 – Tide And Boar – Moncton, NBOct 22 – The Capital – Fredericton, NBOct 23 – Red Herring – St Andrews, NB Oct 24 – Halifax Pop Explosion w/ Hollerado – Halifax, NS Oct 25 – Peppers Pub – Saint John, NB Oct 26 – Hunters Ale House – Charlottetown, PEI Nov 1 – Crocks (presented by Rock 94) – Thunder Bay, ON Nov 2 – Loplops – Sault Ste Marie, ON Nov 7 – Call The Office – London, ON Nov 8 – Paddy Flaherty's – Sarnia, ON Nov 9 – Paddy Flaherty's – Sarnia, ONNov 14 – Red Dog – Peterborough, ONNov 15 – Mansion House – Kingston, ON Nov 16 – Mansion House – St Catharines, ON Nov 21 – Maxwells – Waterloo, ON Nov 23 – Café Dekcuf – Ottawa, ON Nov 29 – Horseshoe – Toronto, ON Nov 30 – Van Gogh's Ear – Guelph, ON
Watch Poor Young Things Southern Souls version of "Revolver" below.
Poor Young Things Hit The Road With Rah Rah On Way To CMJ
Monday, September 09, 2013
SiriusXM ‘Emerging Artist of the Year' winners Poor Young Things released their debut full-length, The Heart. The Head. The End, this year and the Canadian quintet has been slowly building a name for themselves here in the States. After spending the summer on the Vans Warped Tour and performing on national tv, this weekend, PYT were dubbed a 'highlight' of the Yellow Phone Music Conference by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal. Yellow Phone co-founder Scott Ziel adds, "a great, hooky rock band with big choruses and really lush vocals. They are radio-ready."
After some much needed rest back in the Great White North, Poor Young Things will head back out on the road again in October, this time with a run of dates with fellow-Canadians Rah Rah and multiple performances at the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC. Produced by Jon Drew (Fucked Up, Tokyo Police Club),The Heart. The Head. The End. is melodic yet unfussy with equal parts grit and groove. You can view the video for lead single "Sign of the Times" below and download the track for free courtesy of CMJ here. Diffuser calls the track, "Super hooky and filled with swelling background vocals echoing the clean yet propulsive energy heard throughout the album." In the midst of their non-stop touring schedule, PYT cut a cover of "Electric Feel" by MGMT along with label-mate Tim Chaisson for Southern Souls.
Poor Young Things Tour Dates:Sun, Oct 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose*Tues, Oct 15 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*Wed, Oct 16 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live* Thur, Oct 17 – Boston, MA – Great Scott* Fri, Oct 18 – New York, NY – Pianos – CMJ – Planetary Group PartySat, Oct 19 – New York NY – CMJ * w/ Rah Rah
"Each time this band hits the stage they elevate their game."
– Jeff Leake, SiriusXM "Anthemic... well produced, energetic and catchy."- The Aquarian
"Catchy and totally groovy upbeat buzzsaw pop... chock full of instantly familiar oughta-be hits."- BabySue
"Poor Young Things don't make music to sit in on a grey day watching the rain on your window. This is vibrant, raw, enriching music."- The Sound of Confusion (UK) "A rock-solid debut... an enjoyable record from beginning to end."- The Daily News
"Each time this band hits the stage they elevate their game."
– Jeff Leake, SiriusXM