Monthly Archives: September 2007

Colonies Out On CD

Finally, the debut Canon Blue record, Colonies, is now available in physical form! stop by the & order your copy today!

UK to follow soon in two weeks and it is already out digitally worldwide!

reviews and official tour announcement to follow shortly……

Colonies out at Rumraket Store & itunes

COLONIES now available worldwide at the official RUMRAKET store (high quality and DRM free) & itunes!!!


Dirty Projectors and Deep Dish Pizzas

just a quick note to announce another canon blue show, this time in the windy city. it will be at the club ronny’s with the band berry who are not to be missed….

and not that they need my help, but if you haven’t checked out the new dirty projectors album ‘rise above’ you need to do so immediately. it was produced by resident genius chris taylor, who was also responsible for his band grizzly bear’s ‘yellow house’ (as well as mixing our very own colonies). this is the kind of record that will destroy your head and rebuild it anew before you even know whats happening. this is one of ‘those’ records. on tour now….

Bird Flu

a new show has been added for ann arbor michigan…this will be the latest addition to the ‘house and garden’ tour and will be with the wonderful people of the band perhapsy .

in keeping with the cold winter theme of michigan in oct., new canon blue music will be featured on the upcoming arctic circle compilation. the album will feature all original music centered around the theme of winter/christmas. there are some great bands involved, including peter broderick soon to be on tour with efterklang.

in other news total:spec will be running feature on colonies and everything that went into to it. should be available in the beginning of oct.

finally, the european release date for colonies is now only 10 days away (sept. 24)….better get there early cause i’m sure the lines will be around the block…like really long lines… you might want to get there early…..cause a lot of people are going to……..long lines……

i’m sicking of talking about myself…… M.I.A. anyone?

Clash Magazine Review

Colonies has just been reviewed by the fantastic Clash Magazine in the UK. Here’s a brief excerpt:

Canon Blue

…Mixed by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor and mastered by the ever industrious Chicks On Speed collaborator Cristian Vogel, James composed the large majority of this record on his grandmother’s upright piano. It makes for an intriguing introduction that both encompasses James’ warm bedroom electronics with a swelling, leftfield vocal that meanders in alt-country territory. The sound boasted is fresh, and suitably defies its sole artist origins. Canon Blue is a unique discovery and ‘Colonies’ is his brooding, breathtaking colossus.


the first canon blue shows went off without a hitch….well almost….whenever the power was working it was great. special thanks to everyone who came out and picked up a copy of the record.

now its on to the prepartions for the ‘house and garden’ tour, as we’re reluctantly calling it these days…so far dates are in the works for lousiville, indianapolis, chicago, ann arbor, toronto, montreal, nyc, & philly….so stay tuned in the coming days for the official announcement.

in other news, just got an email about this from the walker camp. not for the faint of heart…