Gt. DANE

Gt. DANE

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Gt. DANE is the ongoing pop-noir murder-mystery of D. Moore, Esq - rural Manitoban and not-so-secret toxicologist. Frontman for Winnipeg's ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS, Moore has shared the stage with such acts as the New Pornographers, the Hidden Cameras, Tokyo Police Club, Dan Mangan, and Plants & Animals.

Biography

Gt. DANE is the ongoing pop-noir murder-mystery of D. Moore, rural Manitoban, and not-so-secret toxicologist. Frontman for Winnipeg's ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS, Moore has shared the stage with such acts as the New Pornographers, the Hidden Cameras, Tokyo Police Club, Dan Mangan, and Plants & Animals.

It was once overheard, in a crowded public house, that watching Gt. DANE is like watching Paul Simon and Neko Case pilot a time machine set to the mid 1930s as a black-clad audience sings Tennessee Ernie Ford hymns and looks on.

Rumour has it.

His second and most recent E.P. release, "YER WELCOME, Gt.DANE", was recorded in Winnipeg living rooms and Toronto attics and comprises....a song cycle, a short cello piece (currently on loan as theme to Canada's National Arts Centre), and blueprints for his upcoming full-length debut, Gt.DANE's NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE.

The album is available June 12 and is the followup to his first solo effort, "MOURNING YER HOST, Gt. DANE" - an E.P. of baroque pop secretly arranged and recorded in Guy Maddin's unheated prop warehouse in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba during one cold day in January 2011. As per usual, the record features members of Winnipeg's Les Jupes, SitDownTracy,and ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS.

Recorded and mixed by Moore and mastered by Noah Mintz, both albums are available via online digi-download, limited 7” vinyl from Winnipeg collective THE CALM BEFORE THE MUSIC, or as streaming video loops at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLFbkCDjJYg
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIvTZLpVcvM

Depending on the situation, Gt. DANE comprises 1-8 people live on stage.

Above all, Gt. DANE stands for nothing and specializes in everything.

Lyrics

The DOWAGERS

Written By: D Moore

Childless mothers, not for want of kids but hatred of others
This spare room's for sewing, this garden feeds no one but me
Motherless children, orphaned but not lonely
Your gift is giving, taken from books you read

On how to build bombs you carry on

Don't look twice at your pilot
My head is splitting with patience, my heart will never ease
And your parents will never change his bedroom
And I'll never forgive you for leaving me the only one left to see

This is us carrying on
Playing at playing strong

NOAH LET YER ARK DOOR SLAM

Written By: DANA MOORE

So go but don't let go
Of tethers that push or pull you in
To new memories to forget; life lessons that we're yet
To learn to choose to learn or not

"Am or am not?
The have or have nots?
Who can or can not?
Know or know not?"

...And then just like that
With a wink and a pat
The sky opened up
And the fierce lord spat...

"Go but don't be let go
Of arms that push or pull you in
To that place on the farm where the old sheep go
To spin their yarns to nurses who know
How to listen or whose faces feign it well

Embrace the ghost of the truth that hides behind them
And then take your host in your mouth and don't mind him"

Discography

'Yer Welcome, Gt.DANE' - July 2012

'Mourning Yer Host, Gt. DANE" - May 2011
-Single "Noah, Let Yer Ark Door Slam" put in rotation on CBC Radio 2 and CBC Radio 3, featured track in CHART magazine and EXPLOREMusic.
-Single "The Dowagers" added to rotation on CBC Radio 3, track of the day on CBC Radio 3 and CHART Magazine
-charted on Canadian campus radio - peaking at #5
-#50 on CJSW in Calgary (June 2011)
-#5 on CFRU in Guelph (June 2011)
-#2 on CJSR in Edmonton (August 2011)
-#8 on CJSR in Edmonton (September 2011)
-#12 on CFBX 92.5 in Kamloops (September 2011)

Singles "Mavis Beacon Teaches Ebonyx (sic)" and "Weekend Dad" featured in the online comedy "Cubicle Land" - Fall 2010

Single "Mavis Beacon Teaches Ebonyx (sic)" - 2010 finalist for David Suzuki's 'Playlist for the Planet' - Fall 2010

'All of Your Friends Are Dead' - 2008 (with All of Your Friends)
-Singles "Local celebrities gather at the watering hole for a (pre-show) dance party" and "Napoleon's War" in regular rotation on CBC Radio 3
-Single "All of your friends were liars" named Song of the Year 2007 by Winnipeg's UMFM 101.5