Jasper recently released the visually stunning video for “The Day Passed and the Sun Went Down” which was filmed with Director Nelson Mouëllic in John Day Park, Oregon during the eclipse in the path of totality. The eclipse, which hasn’t happened in North America since 1979, gave them the backdrop for an incredibly beautiful video that works perfectly with the lyrics of the song and ties into a familiar theme on the record. Says Jasper of his new release, “Each song on the album follows the passage of the sun. The first six songs are a narrative strung together, flowing into each other like night and day.”
Jasper Sloan Yip is the award-winning songwriter at the helm of the eponymous Canadian folk-rock sextet. His 2010 debut, Every Day and All at Once, charted on college radio and landed Jasper showcases at festivals all over Canada. Three years later, Jasper released his ambitious follow up, Foxtrot. The earnest naïveté of Every Day and All at Once was gone, replaced with pensive introspection and expansive instrumentation. The album was an immediate success, garnering both critical praise and heavy radio play across Canada. The song “Show Your Teeth” landed Jasper a $10,000 “Best of BC” award, while the album’s title track received a $5,000 Public Records Video Grant award. Capping off the release year, CBC Radio 2 and 3 both included “Show Your Teeth” on their respective “Best of 2013” lists, while the Province named Foxtrot one of 2013’s top ten indie records.
More information on the release will be announced when available.
10.22 – Toronto ON @ Folk Music Ontario Showcase