November 18th 2016 07:00 PM - November 18th 2016 11:00 PM

Lindy Vopnfjord (Album Release) w/ Wax Mannequin + Tall People

95 King Street East, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Lindy Vopnfjord (Album Release) w/ Wax Mannequin + Tall People

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Fri, Nov 18 - Mills Hardware - Hamilton, ON
LINDY VOPNFJORD (Album Release) 
Wax Mannequin 
Tall People (aka Joey Balducchi)
$10 adv / $12 door / $15 with NEW ALBUM download card
7pm doors / 8pm-11pm show

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LINDY VOPNFJORD
www.lindymusic.com
www.twitter.com/lvop
www.facebook.com/lindymusic
www.youtube.com/user/Lindymusic

WAX MANNEQUIN
www.waxmannequin.com
www.twitter.com/wax_mannequin
www.facebook.com/wax.mannequin

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LINDY VOPNFJORD

Canadian/Icelandic songwriter Lindy Vopnfjörd has announced his new album, Frozen In Time, will arrive on October 28, premiering a first single from the record today via Exclaim - share with Soundcloud. Vopnfjörd has once again joined forces with producer Todor Kobakov (Lights/Metric/Dan Mangan), this time recording the bulk of the album live off the floor. Additional instrumentation and vocals were added from a global cast of musicians, including guitar work on "Melting" from Luke Doucet (Whitehorse). Vopnfjörd's quiet confidence permeates the album, inviting the listener into his world of wisdom and attention to social consciousness, human rights, and political oppression, with tenderness.

The collection of 13 songs explores an immense landscape from the common and dulcet-light, to dark, epic tales. Consistent with the magic of his live performances, Vopnfjörd plucks his acoustic guitar sensitively to songs about courageous stories of champions for human freedom, Vikings, and his love for his wife. 

Vopnfjörd is a gifted storyteller who distills human experience into the vital emotions that define a moment so crisply and memorably, that the effect is stunning in its resonance. "Human" and "Far Behind" were inspired by North Korean defector and human rights advocate Yeonmi Park - her journey to escape North Korea with her mother to reunite with hersister in the South. Another song is inspired by the prison diary of Professor James Tooley, who in Hyderabad, India was wrongfully imprisoned while researching education in slums and shantytowns and advocating for poor families trying to start their own schools. "Melting" was written at the Reykjavik Folk Festival, inspired by the local Icelandic artists and the awesomeness of the Icelandic landscape. Hope, despair, triumph, and loss are feelings framed by Vopnfjörd on his sixth album.

About Lindy Vopnfjord

Born into the Icelandic community in Manitoba, Canada, Lindy Vopnfjörd started his music career early by singing traditional Icelandic songs with his family - both the cultural heritage and musician parents shaped the intuitive artist. By age four, Lindy was already pronouncing his care for the world as a folk artist by singing cautionary songs about nuclear war. Traveling with his mom, dad, and extended family in a bus, he developed an appreciation for performing as a form of sharing. Touring comes naturally to Lindy, and to see him live is to witness years of honest delivery and authentic exchange with a talent as dedicated to a room of three as he is to a stadium-full. Initial tour dates are listed below, with many more to follow.

From his West Coast Victoria-based band Northern Junk to Toronto's explosive indie rock group, Major Maker, that boasted a fervor comparable to The Killers at the time, Lindy's artistry has spanned many musical outfits. Promoting his earlier albums, The Humorous Years and Suspension of Disbelief,he toured extensively through the UK. His last album, 2012's Young Waverer, marked him consistently as a Canadian "noteworthy". The caliber of songwriting and musical arrangement garnered critical accolades, including a string of popular singles, such as "Lover/Sister" on CBC Radio.Continuing a lifelong tradition, the bands he leads and the collections he creates continue to attract both critical and commercial success. Frozen In Time is another step in that journey for Vopnfjörd.

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WAX MANNEQUIN

Strange-folk phenomenon Wax Mannequin is well-travelled. He has crossed a wide range of terrain — both sonic and physical — this decade past. Through his catalogue of secretly renowned recordings and his riotous live performances at countless venues and festivals, Wax continues to bring his essential voice and vision to both sides of the Atlantic. His legend grows through word-of-mouth as his music is passed from hand-to-hand — his influence trickles down from the minds of wayward kindred souls, insidiously seeping into the poetic heart of this country.

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