Saturday night was one of the few nights of the year where adrenaline and raw pleasure decided to pay boring old Ottawa a visit….Read More
To the casual on-looker, PS I Love You’s quick rise to the summit of the intensely competitive Canadian music landscape is the thing dreams are made of. Heck – just over one year ago the band released their highly praised homage to their hometown Kingston, Ontario. Meet Me At The Muster Station was embraced by critics across the globe garnering consistently dazzling reviews. As a result PS I Love You’s Benjamin Nelson and Paul Saulnier began to tour Muster Station around the planet.
Naturally, the band’s follow-up would gather inspiration from the opportunities that the success of Muster Station brought their way. You know, playing gigs all over the world, picking up new fans, making new friends, sharing the stage with artists that you respect. PS I Love You’s new album touches on all of these themes. If the band’s debut was about being from Kingston, album number two is about being away from Kingston. Sounds about right. Right?
While on the road Paul Saulnier began to have reoccurring dreams centered around, as dark as it may sound, his mortality. Triggered by life on the road – these images, created by Saulnier’s subconscious have, shaped the direction of the band’s brilliant new LP Death Dreams.
The album’s jumping-off point is the album’s title-track. ‘Death Dreams’ is a slow burning, brooding instrumental. Darkly beautiful and unlike anything PS I Love You have released to date, the song is a recreation of a melody played by a ‘death march band’ from one of Saulnier’s dreams. Heavy stuff indeed.
The mood lightens with the second track which has become a live favourite over the past few months. ‘Sentimental Dishes’ sees the band returning to a conventional PS I Love You sound with new twists. Death Dreams sees the band experimenting with their formula. The songs are longer in length this time around with more unpredictable changes and parts.
Upcoming single (or focus track as we call them in 2012) ‘Don’t Go’ is Death Dreams’ centrepiece. Featuring Nelson on backing vocals for the first time, the song builds to an irresistible crescendo that fades out and then back into handclaps and a beat that you just don’t want to end.
Death Dreams was recorded with Muster Station producer Matt Rogalsky on his portable studio in the band’s tiny rehearsal space. No big budget studios for these lads. The album’s photography and design of the album’s artwork (as seen above) was created and executed by Benjamin Nelson.
PS I Love You have debuted a new video for the title-track from their recently released third album For Those Who Stay. Watch the video for “For Those Who Stay”. A full list of tour dates can be found below. For Those Who Stay is PS I Love You’s third album, and it was made after Paul quit Kingston:Read More
Toronto — Paper Bag Records is excited to announce that label-mates PS I Love You and Mozart’s Sister are set to tour Canada together throughout September. A full list of dates can be found below.Read More
For Those Who Stay is PS I Love You’s third album, and it was made after Paul quit Kingston for a different big smoke. It was encouraged by the girding strength of love but of course it’s still dredging and confused, of course it’s still resplendent in,Read More
More than half of Quebecers give me the stink eye when I tell em I love Toronto en tabarnak. It may reek of American but it’s laced with Canadian spirit. There are lots of Drake & Bieber wannabes,Read More
Kingston, Ontario’s PS I Love You are set to release their third studio album For Those WhoStay on July 21st (UK) 22nd (NA) via Paper Bag Records. You can Listen to the band’s brand-new single “Friends Forever,”Read More
Kingston, Ontario’s PS I Love You are set to release their third studio album, For Those Who Stay on July 21st (UK) 22nd (NA) via Paper Bag Records. Today, they shared a Teen Daze remix of the album’s first single & title track – listen to it,Read More
The track above, “For Those Who Stay” is the new release by duo PS I Love You, debuted today May 7th worldwide with CLASH…Read More
Paper Bag Records PBR10, the label’s comprehensive and genre-bending Tenth Anniversary celebrations which will take place in Toronto on September 27th, 28th and 29th at The Great HallRead More
Kingston indie rockers PS I Love You have put together a new album with Paper Bag Records, and the one word that can be used to describe it is EPIC. Not lowercase “e” epic, but more like the fully-capitalized expression of mixed awe and terror put forth by half-baked stoners in clammy basements everywhere.Read More
It was a phrase that i said while describing some re-occurring dreams i was having on a north american tour last year. when i said it, it just sounded like something important and ben and i agreed that it would be a good album title.Read More
o the casual on-looker, PS I Love You’s quick rise to the summit of the intensely competitive Canadian music landscape is the thing dreams are made of. Heck – just over one year ago the band released their highly praised homage to their hometown Kingston,Read More