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.
Some news from abroad, featuring a little blurb about The Confusionaires in the new release column (google-translated to English):
The band Confusionaires calls its style “rockabilly of the modern era”. And this description is not for nothing. The group has the spirit of traditional rock ‘n’ roll and therefore has no fear of having fun. Quickly, Confusionaires drew attention for its unpretentious way of playing, mixing original tracks and reinterpretations of classics. As a result, they were among the first artists to perform in a distance format in Canada.
In addition, the band also released their second album, From The Headache To The Heartache. Although the instrumental is full of energy, the lyrics on the record are delicate and speak about feelings that everyone can recognize. Regarding the single I Got a Heart, the vocalist said: “[the song] provides an ironic narrative about the fragility, behind which most people like to hide”.