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"Holes In The Sky," Live in Toronto at The Horseshoe Tavern

Today, January 29th, commemorates the 2nd anniversary of the Quebec City Mosque shooting.

"Holes In The Sky" was written after this incident. Today we share a live performance filmed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last fall.

We would like to draw attention to the #RememberJan29 project, which aims to keep the importance of this event in our minds. It is all too easy to forget victims of mass shootings these days. However; the importance of what this shooting was, what it represented, and that it happened in our country seems to have been quickly forgotten. We owe it to ourselves and our fellow Canadians to understand this event and the underlying causes of it.

The names of the six people who lost their lives in this shooting on January 29th, 2017 were:

Azzeddine Soufiane
Mamadou Tanou Barry
Khaled Belkacemi
Aboubaker Thabti
Ibrahima Barry
Abdelkrim Hassane

For more information, visit www.rememberjan29.com, where you can also submit your memories of this event.

Stream, favourite, playlist and share “Holes in the Sky,” from our debut album “Quiet Dreams.”

The video was filmed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on November 20th, 2018 by Lauren Wotherspoon. Audio was mixed by Mike Poisson in Ottawa.

~HT

Happy One-Year to "Telling Peter!

One year ago today we released "Telling Peter."

THANK YOU to all that have listened, playlisted, and shared with friends. Telling Peter has become, by far, our most-streamed song, with over 10 000 streams from Spotify, Apple, and Google. We appreciate every spin and we're happy you're along for the ride with Hearing Trees.

Truth be told, while we were recording Quiet Dreams, Telling Peter was initially on the chopping block. It went from a fledgling demo to a complete overhaul. Our producer Michael P Falk guided the rebuild of this song from start to finish, and we left Paintbox Recording with something that really stood out. We're glad we chose to take the time it took to go on that journey.

We didn't release the music video a year ago today, that had to wait for April...but filming ghosts is not easy! Amy Simoes from Flicker Edge Films wrote a beautiful script and put in a ton of work and post-production to tell the story of Telling Peter. She also froze her hands the first day of filming as it was about as cold as it is right now in Winnipeg (which is -27C at the time of writing this post).

And we can now say, Telling Peter has also won "Best Music Video" from Creation International Film Festival. 😮👏👏

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7. I Felt Your Heartbeat Pulsing

you turned beauty into espionage
spirals and screaming into the phone
why won’t trumpets fit into squares
nothing’s worth saving if you can’t look at it and feel butterflies
lifting you off the ground
and the altitude collapsed my brain
and there’s a light at the end of the dark hall
muffled beeping nurses and beige walls
and I hallucinated you were there
looking at me through the bed rails
and you said honey it’s all going to be okay
you said honey everything’s gonna be okay
you said honey I’m not goin anywhere
you said honey i’m stayin right here beside you and
i felt your heartbeat pulsing
i felt your heartbeat pulsing
i felt your heartbeat pulsing
i felt your heartbeat pulsing

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6. Hospital

bright lights
empty walls
nurses
explain again
beeping
clicks on linoleum
i am reduced
door ajar
overhearing
zombie
explain again

and i hallucinated
you were there, through the
bed rails you looked in my eyes
and said everything would be
okay

procedure
needle
explain again
and i don't know
how many times they ask
i cannot explain true love
 

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5. Cell Collision

if we're all just cells and
sometimes they collide and
sometimes that makes us feel
feelings inside and sometimes
those feelings go away and
sometimes i can feel your
heartbeat pulsing barometers
and that's enough to satisfy
the entire world over a million
times and even enough to
write this kind of shitty
poetry as justification i can
describe

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