For Immediate Release:
September 23, 2013
CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO FOR 'FOXTROT'
Vancouver, BC - Jasper Sloan Yip independently released his 2nd album 'Foxtrot' on July 16th to much critical acclaim and then spent the summer on the road touring across Canada in support of the album. After wrapping up his tour with a successful homecoming show at St. James Hall last Thursday (with Adrian Glynn), Jasper releases the incredible video for the title track on the new album, 'Foxtrot'. The video is directed by Lloyd Lee Choi of the Herd and was made possible through funding from Public Records and Telus.
Jasper Sloan Yip’s start was humble. A self-taught musician, he gave his first performance in 2007 on a stage he built in his own back yard. In 2010, he released his restless debut, 'Every Day and All at Once'. Its songs charted on CBC Radio 3, appeared on network television, and landed Jasper showcases at festivals all over Canada, including Rifflandia, Canadian Music Week and Sled Island. Jasper was also a Top 20 Finalist in The Peak Performance Project in 2011.
Now, at the helm of an experimental folk-rock sextet, the earnest naïveté that characterized Jasper Sloan Yip with 'Every Day and All at Once' is gone, replaced with pensive introspection and expansive instrumentation. The result is a mosaic: nine very different songs that, taken together, create a unified narrative about the pains - and joys - of love and art, making 'Foxtrot' a very personal record.
Jasper Sloan Yip's next show will be at St. James Hall in Vancouver on Sunday, October 13th (with Greg Drummond). For more information, please visit: jaspersloanyip.com
"Fronting a large, agile lineup fleshed out with Wurlitzer, cello and violin, Yip has made the kind of smart, catchy album that could be a dark horse when year-end (and award nominations) roll around." - Toronto Star
"Yip veers wildly from minimalistic to psychedelic, from The Beatles-inspired pop-rock of the opening track to the quietly reflective title track. It’s an engaging listen and might find favour with fans of Feist." - Vancouver Province
FOR MORE INFO: www.jaspersloanyip.com
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