One-Sheet Week is in the home stretch:
In 2008, Daniela Gesundheit of Snowblink moved from San Francisco to Toronto, irreversibly altering Snowblink from a whimsical warm-weather band touting four male backup singers (two of whom were MGMT) to the current acclaimed duo with Dan Goldman (Luxury Pond) .
Snowblink quickly became “one of the most compelling new voices on the Canadian scene” (CBC), opening for Jeff Tweedy, Owen Pallett, Timber Timbre, Ohbijou, Great Lake Swimmers, and The Hidden Cameras on extended tours throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. The Globe and Mail describes them as “dreamy electric folk . . . a sort of deep-woods Jenny Lewis or Leslie Feist.” Their debut record, Long Live, was named an “essential release” by London’s Sunday Times, and was granted four NNNN’s from NOW magazine in Toronto.
Written in a cottage on Lake Erie in winter, an attic studio in Toronto in the early spring, and a guest house in Malibu, California in the summer while listening to a live feed of whales singing off the coast of Maui, “Inner Classics” represents Gesundheit’s first body of work since moving to Canada. The album title itself is inspired by the “Inner Classic,” or Huang Di Nei Jing, a Traditional Chinese Medicine text written by several anonymous authors between 300 and 100 B.C.E.
Recorded in Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles, Inner Classics was produced by Goldman and Gesundheit with producer Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Ohbijou) and mixed by Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Timber Timbre). Guest players on the record include friends and past collaborators of the band Barbara Gruska (Jenny Lewis Band, The Belle Brigade), Ryan Driver (Sandro Perri), Thom Gill (Owen Pallett), Misha Bower(Bruce Peninsula), and Caley Monahon-Ward (Extra Life).
“Inner Classics” will be released world-wide by Arts & Crafts on September 11, 2012.
Stream the single to “Black & White Mountains” right here: