Strange anniversary. A year ago everyone’s lives fell apart – ours included.
I won’t profess to have a more salacious story than anyone else, as the vast number of posts you’re no doubt seeing on this day will paint a much darker picture. That doesn’t make March 16th 2020 any less memorable for anyone.
As a band, we’re fortunate to not have lost anyone particularly close to us, despite the preventable losses of important members of the local and international music communities due to complications resulting from Covid-19. We’ve seen some live music venues go down, though – which is a travesty. (Please visit https://www.supportcanadianvenues.ca/ and take action with us and the rest of this community). Regrettably, we’ve also seen some members of the music community become sick, and in some cases, pass away. Our thoughts are with their loved ones.
All The Confusionaires lost was shows and momentum, and truthfully we’re blessed because of the minimal damage we weathered. Our full calendar of shows disappeared before our eyes, and it took months before we were able to really coordinate a meeting of the minds to figure out how to move forward. Needless to say, we did, and we will pick up where we left off.
We managed to continue to move our (then) brand new record, thereby making the vinyl go out of print, and sold lots of merch online (https://confusionaires.myshopify.com/). We’re grateful for every nickel that’s come our way and we’re excited to continue to move forward with new music. It’s coming, I promise.
Please continue to take care of yourselves and each other.
Our online store was pretty busy for a bit there, so for ease of use I moved it over to a http://confusionaires.myshopify.com/, which promptly saw business drop off to a snail’s pace, which… sucks.
Well, it turns out that our shipping rates were set WAY out to lunch and probably annoyed a handful of people! If you were one of those people, we are VERY sorry about that. We’ve since located the issue and reset some rates to much more reasonable levels, and the site is good to go now.
So, please forgive our ignorance.
Also: Very soon we’ll be adding some new items with a brand new design, ordering some new sized we’ve run out of, AND posting some old items that have been kicking around. Stay tuned, or watch for our inevitable posts on the subject as things unfold!
Dave is sitting down with Jessi Toms (@i.am.jessi.toms) for an hour long chit-chat about the anniversary of ‘From The Headache To The Heartache’ as well as creating art and supporting the community (venues & bands) during the Covid-19 times. It airs TONIGHT at 7pm MST (short notice, yes…) but the show will be accessible later as well.
It’s pretty hard to believe that exactly a year ago today we were playing to a frenzied, sweaty, shoulder-to-shoulder rock & roll release party for what has turned out to be a very successful album for us – From The Headache To The Heartache!
Thanks to our amazing fans and partners (for lack of a better term) the album has sold out of it’s first run on vinyl and been given critical acclaim across the world! If you’re reading this, you’ve been a part of this, and you’ve helped to make 2020 the best it could possibly be for The Confusionaires.
We’ve spent some of our quarantine time together writing and recording new songs, and we’re excited to build on what’s already happened.
Here’s a little video from late last year, last time we played in front of a real crowd before restrictions got tightened up again. Enjoy this with us! What’s Jayson yelling at the end? no idea – but I’m sure it’s great.
We’re trying out this new online store format. Well, new to us, anyhow… take a poke around, see what you think, maybe drop a little piece of paycheck on it. We’ll be adding new merchandise and bundling things together as we progress here. We’re also open to suggestions for new types of merchandise, so don’t be afraid to make a suggestion! (Will I regret saying this? probably!)
Edmonton-area folks can use the discount code: localpickup – which will save you the shipping as we can likely coordinate a cruise past your homestead more cost effectively than a logistical courier can.
Hey all, we’ve uploaded another live video we’d like to share with you. ‘Teach me how To Write A Sad Song’ is from our first album, here’s a live version of it from Halloween 2020. Hope you enjoy it! Please share it with someone you think will enjoy it.
Most people think about the previous year and how they’d like to improve the next one around this time… but it’s a little different for us because we started playing together at this time of year, 4 years ago.
It was about this time in 2017 that we started flirting with the idea of starting a rockabilly band. What a ride it’s been with 2 full length albums, a growing internet presence, a handful of music videos, and some great press from around the world… and maintained the original line-up!
I suppose we oughta make this next year count, too!
We’ve got some new music we’ve been working on that we’re excited to share with you all in the coming year.