Happy new year! 2017 started with this release by Ariel Maniki and the Black Halos featuring a guest vocal from yours truly ... he released the track on New Year's day, in fact, so this blog entry is coming a bit late ...
I was honoured when Ariel reached out in October to ask me to collaborate, and became excited about the possibilities after I was able to check out some of his previous work. When I heard the track, I was sold - it reminded me of early Cure in some ways, with his voice recalling Andrew Eldritch a bit. Ariel didn't really give me any guideline for how he wanted to make the song a duet, so I suggested to him that I could basically take the second half of the song, with the idea being that he would sort of lay the groundwork in the first verse and chorus and I would build the emotion a bit from there ... after a session at Karl's studio that lasted all of about 40 minutes and an evening of combing over the vocal takes, my work was done and it was in Ariel's capable hands. A bit of back and forth over the mix and then it was done ... and I'm very pleased with how it sounds and honoured to have been part of this.
So check it out - click the image below to get to the track on bandcamp. Streaming is free, it's a 'pay what you want' download, which can be 'free' in theory but unless you're starving, if you like it please give him something ...
Happy 2017 everyone ...
This will be our LAST SHOW for 2016. And we are stoked about it ... The Batcave North has been a consistently great event and we were honoured Ivan Palmer wanted us to be a part of it. For the uninitiated - Batcave North is one of Toronto's longest-running old school goth nights, now mounted only once or twice a year but always a big event when it happens.
COME OUT EARLY because there are drink specials from 8-10 and we are on about 10-10:45. Then dance the night away with two of Toronto's best goth DJs, DJ Ivan Palmer and DJ Darkness Visible.
After this show ... I'm retreating to a cabin in the woods to write the next record and I'll see you in 2017.
If you're on FB, join the event page here!
This one's gonna be hot ... we're saying goodbye to summer and welcoming fall with some of our best friends in the local scene, DI AUGER and The Scarlet Fever! Doors at 9, DI AUGER will kick it off early, we're on second and Scarlet are headlining.
Join the event on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/events/328461647505539/
Peekaboo Magazine asked me to do a write-up on '10 albums that changed my life' - check it out at the link below:
Be there! With the one and only SLUTMOTHER as our very special guests!
Exciting show coming up in a few weeks - we are featuring at the VAMPYRE Masquerade, an ASYLUM event in Hamilton!
Check out the Facebook link for info on tickets!
All the info you need is on the poster ... but the FB event link is here for those who prefer ...
Here's a sneak preview of our new album cover! Since it's a remix album we were trying to play off the look of the original album cover, and so we contacted artist Caryn Drexl to ask her if she had any more images from the photo session that the cover shot for Seven Years came from. Incredibly, that session only resulted in one other image - which we are using a detail from - check it out! Release date TBA but it's coming soon ....
Many of you probably know that key Double Eyelid collaborator Karl Mohr had a rich solo career spanning a couple of decades before the DE project even began. Recorded during 2002 and originally released as a limited edition CD only, "Magic Christmas" is a wild and truly bent ride through the Christmas classics. Treasured by the few who had copies as perhaps the one truly essential Christmas album, on its 13th anniversary Mohr has finally decided to make it available to the masses with a free digital release. Download it now - it's like a Christmas album made by aliens. DO NOT MISS THIS. Link below. Please share!
Double Eyelid is excited to have a pair of shows coming up this weekend in Quebec City and Montreal. This is our first trip to Quebec City and we're thrilled to be going. While we've been to Montreal before, this weekend will be our first gig at legendary goth venue The Katacombes! Hope to see you there!
You can add yourself to the event page for Quebec City by clicking here
You can add yourself to the event page for Montreal by clicking here
Au plaisir de vous y voir!