Colin Stetson



May
01
2013

New History Video Series

Colin brings together two tracks, “In Mirrors” + “And In Truth”, from his latest release New History Warfare Vol.3: To See More Light. Images by Kurtis Hough, Dan Huiting and Tabb Firchau.

Jan
29
2013

New Album Out 30 April 2013

New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
 

New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

  CD • 2x180gLP • DL       New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light is the final installment in a trilogy of solo albums and is Stetson’s most ambitious song cycle to date, again recorded live in single takes with a wide array of microphone positions and again mixed by groundbreaking producer Ben Frost.  Colin’s membership in Bon Iver over the past two years has also led to vocal contributions from Justin Vernon for this record, who appears on four songs, with a diverse approach on each, and whose voice constitutes the only overdubbing on the album.

New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light is the most cohesive and fully realized of Stetson’s solo albums to date.  It should reliably stand as the apotheosis of the New History Warfare trilogy, and certainly signals the full flourishing of Stetson’s unique talents as both composer and performer, pressing his casinos in florida arsenal of virtuosic techniques into the service of vivid, impassioned and conceptually astute songcraft

Colin Stetson: Alto, Tenor, and Bass Saxophones

All songs written, performed and recorded live without overdubs or loops by Colin Stetson.

Vocals on select tracks by Justin Vernon written by Colin Stetson, Justin Vernon and Washington Phillips.

Produced by Colin Stetson and Ben Frost. Recorded and engineered by Mark Lawson in Montreal at Sonovox, Le Petit Eglise, and OBORO. Additional recording by Vid Cousins at Monkeypuzzle Studios, and by Marcus Paquin. Justin Vernon recorded by Brian Joseph and BJ Burton at April Base, Fall Creek, WI. Mixed by Ben Frost at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavik, assisted by Jon Ottosen; Studio Manager Paul Evans. Mastered by Mell Dettmer.

Album artwork and design by Tracy Maurice, with assistance from Matt Moroz.

Jan
18
2013

Live from Le Guess Who Festival – Consequence of Sound

Colin Stetson Live at Le Guess Who? Festival

Oct
03
2011

New 10″: THOSE WHO DIDN’T RUN

Those Who Didn’t Run

The two pieces on this new EP both clock in at 10 minutes and are documented in direct fashion, using a handful of mic positions and, as usual, no looping or overdubbing of any sort.

Recorded by Mark Lawson in single takes, no overdubs, loops or edits. Mastered by Harris Newman.

Those Who Didn’t Run EP is available as a 10″ pressed on heavyweight audiophile vinyl and comes in a screenprinted jacket by Repetitive Press in Montreal, featuring an illustration by Nadia Moss.

Released by Constellation.
More info at Constellation Records.

Jul
15
2011

NHWV2: JUDGES NOMINATED FOR THE POLARIS PRIZE!!!

 

Mar
29
2011

SCENES FROM THE SUBURBS TRAILER

My saxophones are featured in the trailer to the Arcade Fire’s upcoming short film directed by Spike Jonze! Watch it here: YouTube Preview Image

Mar
12
2011

A big thank you for all the good words…

New History Warfare Vol.2 is released! I just wanted to take a sec and thank everybody out there who’s listening, and all of you who’ve reviewed this record over the past few weeks. Feel’s good to have it out in the world…

Here’s a link to the recent Pitchfork review:
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15166-new-history-of-warfare-vol-2-judges/

See you in Austin!

Feb
04
2011

SOME NICE PRESS

Just back from opening 8 shows for Godspeed You! Black Emperor in Europe.  Good times.

A couple of interviews I’ve done recently are published – my first opportunities to talk about technique, inspiration and whatever surrounding the new record:

ALARM PRESS
PITCHFORK

And thanks to the following for the nice reviews:

SAID THE GRAMOPHONE
ALL ABOUT JAZZ
SONIC DISSONANCE
LOUD VINE

Feb
04
2011

MP3 FROM THE NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE AT ALTERED ZONES

Altered Zones has an MP3 from my upcoming solo record HERE.

“The stars in his head (Dark Lights Remix)”

Right-click on the song at Altered Zones and it’s yours.

This is not really a remix in any traditional sense; my solo re-interpretation of the Bell Orchestre song from their last album (which I also played on).

Jan
25
2011

ON TOUR WITH GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR

First show opening for Godspeed You! Black Emperor in Vienna tonight, followed by two dates in each of the following: Italy, Spain, France.

25.01.2011 Vienna – Arena 26.01.2011 Bologna – Estragon 27.01.2011 Trezzo sull’Adda (Milano) – Live Club 28.01.2011 Marseille – Espace Julien 29.01.2011 Barcelona – Apolo 30.01.2011 Madrid – Joy Eslava 01.02.2011 Toulouse – Le Bikini

Venue links on my LIVE page.

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