Arts & Crafts has announced the release of a new EP from Gentleman Reg
a.k.a. Reg Vermue
titled, Heavy Head
, to be released in four stages starting November 10, 2009 during his upcoming North American tour with The Hidden Cameras
. The EP consists of two cover songs, Chris Isaak
's "Wicked Game"
and Stevie Nicks
' "Wild Heart"
, both staples of Vermue and his band's live show; two previously unreleased b-sides, "Justified"
featuring Owen Pallett
and "Take It All Back"
; and two remixes from tracks off Gentleman Reg
's acclaimed 2009 LP, Jet Black
, to be released in a series, November 10, 17, 24 and packaged together on December 1. Fans attending Gentleman Reg
's upcoming tour, which kicks off next Thursday, October 29 in Ottawa, and wraps December 5 in Toronto, will be able to purchase the EP in advance as a limited edition, exclusive, download card with the EP cover art.
1. Wickid Games (Chris Isaak)
Reg - guitar/vocals, Greg Milson - drums, Francois Turenne - guitar, Kelly McMicheal - keys/vocals
2. WIld Heart (Stevie Nicks)
Reg - guitar/vocals, Dana Snell - drums/vocals, Francois Turenne - guitar/vocals, Kelly McMicheal - keys/piano/vocals
3. Take It All Back (previously unreleased)
Written by Reg Vermue
Reg - guitar/keys/vocals, Francois Turenne - guitar/percusion
4. Justified (with Owen Pallett, previously unreleased)
Written by Reg Vermue
Reg - guitar/vocals, Owen Pallett - Violin/viola/pianet/bass synth
5. We're in a Thunderstorm (Charlie don't surf remix)
original version appears on 'Jet Black'
Written by Reg Vermue/Shaw-han Liem
Remix by Charlie don't surf
6. How we Exit (Jim Guthrie remix)
original versioin appears on 'Jet Black'
Written by Reg Vermue/Greg Millson
Remix by Jim Guthrie
Tracks 1, 3 Recorded by Robbie Lackritz at 6 Nassau. Additional recording and Mixing by Robbie at his home.
Track 2 Recorded and Mixed by Leon Taheny at Angles Up.
Track 4 All instruments recorded by Jeff McMurrich at The Sweatshop. Vocals recorded by Heather Kirby, mixed by Heather Kirby.
Track 5 Recorded by Shaw-han Liem at his home, mixed by Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn.
Track 6 Recorded and Mixed by Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn.
E.P. mastered by Mike Kuehn
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