Here’s what’s goin’ on:

…And the Lord Hath Taken Away is out now, available everywhere online music is streamed & stolen, or available for ethical download or purchase on vinyl from our Bandcamp. This is a special limited edition run of 500 autographed double LPs on clear and gold vinyl, packaged in a beautiful, full-colour gatefold jacket, replete with orchestra photos and complete lyrics. Albums retail for $59.99 CAD and ship worldwide. Order today! Personalized dedications are available upon request.
Or, if you’re in Toronto, you can always pick up a copy of our vinyl at any of our live shows, or at most independent vinyl retailers in the city. If you don’t see our records on the shelves, make a stink. Let ’em know you want The Holy Gasp in stock.

We’ve returned for a second season of Meaningful Encounters at Cafe Pamenar, during which we’ll candidly discuss meaning-making while live-scoring your life. Join us every other Thursday from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Cafe Pamenar (307 Augusta) in Toronto’s Kensington Market.

In other news, our speedy li’l cartoon, The Algonquin Bridge, has been awarded the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Animation at the Cannes Short Film Festival, and the award for Best Animated Short at the London International Short Film Festival.
You can catch the film screening at festivals worldwide:

September 2-3 in London, England ~ Short Com Film Festival
September 11-24 in Chania, Greece ~ Chaniartoon – International Comic & Animation Festival
September 17-19 in Montreal, Canada ~ Animaze – Montreal International Animation Film Festival
September 20 in Edinburgh, Scotland ~ Short Com Film Festival
September 21-October 1 in Edmonton, Canada ~ Edmonton International Film Festival
October 12-15 in Berlin, Germany ~ ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
November 13-19 in Espinho, Portugal ~  CINANIMA Animated International Film Festival

The Algonquin Bridge was animated in Spain by our good friends at Alla Kinda, and its score appears on our new record, …And the Lord Hath Taken Away.

Illustrated by Mayte Sanchez and Txesco Montalt. Poster by Yesim Tosuner of Backyard Design

If that wasn’t enough, wonderkind director Luke Sargent’s CBC Short Doc about the making of our sophomore album, The Love Songs of Oedipus Rex, has won Best Documentary at the Wild Sound Black & White Film Festival. Congratulations Luke!

Watch the full documentary here.

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  • Government of Canada
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Toronto Arts Council