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The best kept secret in music


"Decidedly Melancholic"

Kids These Days, by sharp contrast, are refreshingly original, boasting inventive melodies and a unique approach to songwriting. The group trade off on vocal duties, often mid-song, each vocalist with a vastly different sound and style. The decidedly melancholic Marc Morrissette is my own personal favourite, but each have something interesting to offer. - Westender


"These Trails are Old and New" - LP
Release Date: October 2005.


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In the summer of 2003, Marc Morrissette left his full-time band, Kids These Days, behind for a 4 month backpacking sojourn throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. As soon as he returned, he rejoined the group and they toured throughout Eastern Canada, NYC, and later the West Coast of the United States. It was on all of these various journeys that Morrissette wrote the 9 tracks that make up “These Trails are Old and New”, slated for an October 2005 release on Vancouver indie collective White Whale Records.

The off-and-on yearlong recording project was co-produced by James Henderson and places Morrissette’s decidedly melancholic vocals and lightly strummed guitars front and center. Taking the 'less is more' approach to recording, the instrumentation is remarkably spare and is accented only by the odd stroke of mandolin, saxophone, keyboards, cello, glockenspiel on top of a minimalist rhythm section (if there's any at all). Influences range from the golden singer-songwriter era's Leonards and Dylans all the way to the quiet 90's indie renaissance leaders such as Malkmus and Sparklehorse.

Watch for the stripped-down Octoberman live show (which has recently touched down in NYC, Toronto, and Vancouver), coming soon to a cafe or bar nearest you.