“The Season” Album Launch
May 15, 2013
Tickets : $ 17 adv. / $ 20 at the door
on sale at Atom Heart, Cheap Thrills, Phonopolis, l’Oblique, and at Ticketpro.ca
Socalled’s new album The Season is the original cast recording of the musical “The Season” composed by Josh “Socalled” Dolgin. The performance which happened one time at POP Montreal in the fall of 2011 was a puppet-heavy indie musical fable for the 21st century, featuring some of Montreal’s finest dancers, musicians, singers, actors and artists including Katie Moore, Yves Lambert, the Narcysist, Joe Cobden & Richy Ly, in an original, genre-bustin’, one-night-only production. The story is about a close-knit crew of forest animals as they prepare for winter and the oncoming hunting season and are faced with a new threat: an infestation of aliens from another planet. A forbidden love develops between Bear, a bear, and Tina, a feisty, fiery, helpful little red furry thing from beyond the stars. Will their love survive? Listen to the album which features all the original voices along with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s harpist Jennifer Swartz, the string quartet The Warhol Dervish, drummer Jamie Thompson and bassist Patrice Agbokou. The overture was orchestrated by original JB Fred Wesley and the album was recorded by Grammy award winner Mark Lawson at Arcade Fire’s Petite Église studio in Farnham, Quebec. The album artwork was hand painted by Socalled himself, so prepare yourself for a Socalledmusical experience like no other!
Watch the teaser here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g39-ZSOj5Xg
More on Socalled:
Socalled is a pianist, producer, composer, arranger, rapper, singer, journalist, photographer, filmmaker, magician, cartoonist and puppet maker based in Montreal, Quebec. The subject of “The Socalled Movie”, a feature documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada, he has been making records, composing musicals and touring the world for over a decade. Socalled has released three solo records The Socalled Seder in 2005, Ghettoblaster in 2007 and Sleepover in 2011. Most recently, Socalled composed the music for an original musical called The Odessa Stories based on the writing of Isaak Babel debuting at The Segal Centre in Montreal in June 2013. He has also collaborated with musical titans like Boban Markovic, The Mighty Sparrow, Roxanne Shante, Theodore Bikel, Killah Priest, Chilly Gonzales and David Krakauer and continues to blow minds and boundaries no matter where he is or what he does!