Wow. That’s really all that I’ve got here. I’ve replayed ‘Feathers’ three times now and I’m stuck on ‘Wow!’ The tune is a gorgeously layered piece that features a duet between special guest Julie Doiron and Molasses’ lead singer Tyson McShane. There’s horns, guitars, fuzz, feedback and other very cool elements in this absolute keeper of a song.
Slow down, Molasses is an indie rock collective from Saskatoon out on the sprawling Canadian prairies. The expanse of vistas seems to have found its way into the folk-rock music of this 7ish and occasionally 8ish-member band. I will always remember Saskatchewan as the place where I watched a very long freight train cross the horizon end to end under the clearest blue sky I’ve ever seen. The music of Slow down, Molasses would have provided the perfect soundtrack for those moments.
Known to occasionally play a manual typewriter during a live performance, Slow down has been touring in support of their latest CD ‘Walk in the Sea’ which was released in March 2011.
Tyson McShane – Vocals, piano, Guitar, Banjo
Ryan Drabble – space echo, Percussion, Drums
Patrick Schmidt – Vocals, Guitar, Banjo
Jeanette Stewart – Vocals, toy piano, keyboards
Quentin Reschny – Bass
Kristine Eggertson – Vocals, Trombone
Paul Ross – Lap Steel, Guitar
Chris Morin – mandolin, Guitar, & Bass
Nov 25 SAIT’s the Gateway, Calgary AB
Nov 26 The Haven Social Club, Edmonton AB
Dec 23 Amigo’s Cantina, Saskatoon SK