Past song of the week / June 2009

Record of the Week Club
"All Answers Pending"

From the album Record of the Week Club

Featured track, available from June 18 to June 25

Every Wednesday night for 16 weeks in 2008, three musicians showed up at MCM Studios in Winnipeg. They didn't know who else would be arriving. They only knew that over the course of one evening they would have to get to know each other, write, record, and mix one song. And that song would be made available for download the following morning. Under the guidance of producer/musician/engineer Mike Petkau all 16 turned out to be inspired and inspiring works celebrating the depth, diversity and passion of the local music community. Over the weeks, the project included members of The Weakerthans, The Waking Eyes, Novillero, Nathan, Chic Gamine, Moses Mayes, BurnThe8Track, Twilight Hotel, Mahogany Frog and many (many) more.

On June 18, Petkau will officially launch the ROTWClub CD, which features all 16 tracks mastered and packaged. Twenty of the ROTWClub alumni will converge on the West End Cultural Centre's stage, including Ian LaRue, American Flamewhip's Chris Bauer, Blunderspublik, Ismaila Alfa, DJ Co-op, The Liptonians' Matt Schellenberg and Bucky Driedger, The Hummers' Joel Klaverkamp, and Nikki Komaksiutiksak. In addition to performing the songs from the CD, five groups of musicians will also perform five new songs on the spot from ideas submitted by fans.

You can download your own piece of this project in the form "All Answers Pending," Week 9's track featuring Anthem Red's Jo Snyder, Tele's Matt Worobec, and D.Rangers' Jaxon Haldane. Just click the red button and it's yours. And then go to the CD release show.

Watch Petkau, Snyder, Worobec, and Haldane's creative process at work on "All Answers Pending" in a video by Matthew Rankin of L'Atelier Nationale du Manitoba.


Looking to promote new music and upcoming shows / activity? Manitoba Music members can request a Song of the Week by emailing Spots are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and sometimes fill up a few months in advance so be sure to reach out early! These songs are made available with permission of the artists/copyright holders and all rights have been acquired.

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