The Lifers & Georgian Bay – Double Album Release
The Lifers, led by sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola, are an art-folk/rock collective from Guelph, Ontario. Their intertwined voices dynamically convey vulnerability and strength. Softly plucked strings, accordion swells, and lush cello and upright bass arrangements give way to rip-roaring drums, soaring melodies and overdriven frenetic strums. Followed by the release of Honey Suite (May 2018), The Lifers are touring across the US, Eastern & Central Canada, and Europe, gracing many festival stages along the way (including Summerfolk, Living Roots Festival, and Egersund Visefestival).
Honey Suite is a powerhouse art-folk record that confronts the fragility of our world and ourselves. Front-sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola root their songs in the dynamic strength of the female voice, and the ten songs they present are as eclectic as the situations they address. Honey Suite transports you from bedroom blankets to seaside towns to foreign planets. Employing conventional instruments in unconventional ways, from glitchy electro-tapestries to screaming six-strings, the Lifers’ latest is an unexpected adventure with an underlying message of hope. Folk music has never sounded so immediate.
Georgian Bay fearlessly fuses elements of electronic, jazz and chamber music with their folk roots. This bilingual duo found critical acclaim with their 2016 Polaris Prize nominated sophomore album, Patience, extensively touring Central and Eastern Canada since 2014 and the release of their first album, Horizons, with appearances on such stages as the Mariposa Folk Festival and Le Palace de Granby Theatre. Georgian Bay’s third studio album, Courage, explores the themes evoked by the title in two volumes: Soleil (May 2018) and Moon (October 2018).