“Siskiyou’s Nervous is needles, bees, blood, voices in your head, a spider crawling up your neck — and then just as quickly, the album’s awash in a sunny glow, becomes a slow-burning kiss, a walk in the woods, a heated blanket on a winter’s night. Whatever you’re most afraid of and whatever brings you tiny respites of joy, Nervous is a conjuror one minute, a soothsayer the next.”
Read the full review at CBC
Well….It’s been a long wait, but the day is finally here. Our new record, Nervous comes out today! I can’t say it was a particularly easy record to make. And there’s certainly no way it would have been possible without help from amazing folks like Colin Stetson, Owen Pallett, Tamara Lindeman, JP Carter, Leon Taheny, John Raham, and Ryan Driver…. just to name a few. Thanks guys! And thanks to everyone for all of the love and support along the way. I really hope you all enjoy the new songs. Hopefully we’ll be visiting your town soon to play them for you live! See you then.
“A lush, stunning baroque rock album… Whereas Siskiyou’s first two albums were more folk-inclined, Nervous takes a different approach, with hushed, haunted art rock as a sturdy — but eerie — sonic base upon which the orchestral elements stand fully supported.”
Read the full review on Exclaim
“Nervous is resplendent in moments of beautiful melody and a clarity of sound that cuts through the record’s more chaotic elements (or do the chaotic elements cut through the clarity?) like flashes of solace through suffering. Siskiyou, along with producer and engineer Leon Taheny and guest musicians Colin Stetson, Owen Pallett, JP Carter, Ryan Driver and the St. James Music Academy Senior Choir, have fashioned an immersive, dramatic experience of sounds both internal and external with Nervous; once it gets into your head, it’ll never come out.”
Read the Full Review at Quick Before it Melts
Our new album “Nervous” is now available for pre-order: http://cstrecords.com/cst109/
Happy to be making a record this fall with Mr. Leon Taheny! Should be interesting……will keep you posted.
Our good friend and film maker Brett Story made this beautiful video for our song Twigs and Stones.
18.05 – Luxembourg, – L – Exit07
19.05 – Brussels, B – La Botanique
20.05 – Amsterdam NL – Indiestad
21.05 – Hamburg, D – Astra Stube
23.05 – Stockholm, S – Debaser Slussen
24.05 – Copenhagen, DK – Nørrebro Bryghus
26.05 – Brugge, B – Cactus Club
27.05 – London, UK – I’ll Be Your Mirror
30.05 – Tourcoing, F – Le Grand Mix
31.05 – Lyon, F – Le Sonic
01.06 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
02.06 – Limoges, F – La Fourmi
04.06 – Paris, F – La Maroquinerie
06.06 – Marseille, F – La Poste à Galene
07.06 – Bordeaux, F – Les Vivres de l’art
09.06 – Porto, P – Primavera Sound Festival
Some news of note….Colin Huebert will be spending the month of February as the Dawson City Music Festival’s songwriter in residence in Dawson City, Yukon. It will be cold and it will be dark. More information on the place and the festival can be found here.
We’ll be heading back overseas this spring to play a handful of festivals including ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror London 2012 festival curated by Mogwai & ATP as well as Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona and Primavera Sound Festival in Porto. Very excited to be a part of all three of these festivals!
We were commissioned to record a song inspired by a painting by the Canadian painter Tom Thomson. The details of the project and a streaming version of the song can be found here.
We’re having a record release party to celebrate the birth of “Keep Away the Dead”. It’s the only Canadian show we’re playing for the rest of the year and it will occur on October 13th at the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver. Helping us celebrate will be the ever talented Christopher Smith and the Beckon Call and Andrew Lee of the band In Media Res. Hope to see you there!
We’re heading overseas for a month of shows in November. See the live section for details. More dates coming soon!