Past song of the week / November 2018

Rob Knaggs

From the album Foreshore

Featured track, available from November 15 to November 23

Rob Knaggs is biding a fond farewell to Manitoba. After four years in our prairie province, the Australia cellist and composer and whale-whisperer is heading home for the indefinite future. Known for creating cinematic post-rock soundscapes and incorporating ethereal whale song and taking inspiration from the arctic, footage of Knaggs playing cello among the thousands of beluga whales in Hudson Bay went viral. It led him to collaborate with the ocean conservation society, Sea Shepherd, to promote ocean health and the preservation of marine life. Travel Manitoba tapped him to perform alongside local visual artist and polar bear activist, Kal Barteski, to represent Manitoba at tourism galas in New York City, Winnipeg, and Calgary, and he's been the musician in residence at Churchill Wild's internationally-recognised NatGeo lodge at Seal River. He's saying goodbye to his adopted home in style... teaming up with local folk duo Two Crows for Comfort for a joint album release party. They'll take over The Handsome Daughter on December 8 for not one but two shows (the early 7PM show is sold out but there's a 10PM show with some spots available). Knaggs is releasing his new EP, Foreshore, which was recorded at Collector Studio and mastered by Sigur Rós' Birgir Jón Birgisson at his home studio in Iceland. Meanwhile, Two Crows for Comfort will launch its debut full-length, 17 Feet. We've got a special sneak peek of Knagg's new album with our featured track this week, "Ghosting". Get it and get out to see him live, celebrate his new album, and bid him adieu (for now...)


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