They have come along way in a year, moving away from the messy lo-fi sounds of and the Perpetual Self-Fulfillment Machine, their 2008 debut.

Local Lowell band, Coalmine Canary, will release The Company We Keep, in November.

In anticipation, it is everything you could have dreamed up from them. There is so much love in these songs. The melodies are absolutely gorgeous, the imagery, crystal clear. Everyone has been there.

"The only difference between today and tomorrow is a calender and I wont let that stand in my way."

The music itself has become exponentially cleaner. They have left their electronic aspects behind and turned discretely towards acoustic folk roots. Expect to hear the addition of the mandolin and the accordion, on top of their previously characteristic twinkly-guitar riffs.

Coalmine has always had a unique situation with their vocals. They have two singers, Jane Wisheheart and Shawn Massak, who sing together, usually in unison. They are on their way to perfecting this dynamic in The Company We Keep. Both singers have certainly come into their own.

Coalmine Canary is:

Justin Demers plays the guitar, mandoline, tambourine, and accordion.
Nick Stockwell- bass
Jane Wiseheart, and Shawn Massak- vocals

Stayed tuned for a release show sometime in November. For a sneak peak track, click here

Coalmine Canary – The Company We Keep
1. At Least for Last Night
2. 127 Fourth Avenue
3. Make it Rain
4. Entitlement

The instruments were recorded at CDIA in Waltham in May by Jake Letizia and Nick Stockwell. The vocals were recorded at Neverweb Studio in Allston by Tom Henry. Tom Henry and Nick Stockwell mixed the songs at Neverweb in Allston and Flyrock in Dover, NH.

Tune into 91.5 WUML, Lowell or stream from to hear more!


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