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”.
As you may or may not know, streaming services are a many splendored thing. They’re incredibly accessible and helpful to musicians like us to be heard by folks like you – but they cost more money than they make. So, rather than glorifying Spotify and patting ourselves on the back publicly, I’ll share some of the interesting aspects of their year end analysis with what I hope is a more humble & thankful tone than they’d provide us with.
We got a more plays and playlist adds than the previous year, for which we’re thankful – but what is interesting was that of the 36 countries that we managed to reach, Bulgaria managed to beat out everyone for streams… including our home and native land of Canada.
That’s mind-blowing. Now to end this pandemic so we can tour Europe.
As always, we love and miss playing live, and we look forward to doing so again soon! xo Conf’s
Quick note to thank you all for helping to make the first run vinyl edition of “From The Headache To The Heartache” to sell out completely, and during a global pandemic no less. We’re very proud of this record and how far across the world it’s resonated. We’ve had press coverage in Japan, across Europe, parts of South America, as well as in the USA and Canada.
There are a couple record shops in Edmonton that may still have stock, Freecloud Records posted one on their instagram a couple days ago. Listen Records and Blackbyrd may also have stock.
CD copies are still available through our online store, and all of our music is available digitally through our bandcamp site.
This is a strange thing to by typing out during a global pandemic that’s causing a painfully empty performance calendar (among other atrocities), but we’re down to our very last TWO copies of “From The Headache To The Heartache” on vinyl.