Sean Nicholas Savage is a Montreal based singer-songwriter and recording artist. Over the last two years he released the albums, Flamingo, Won-Ton Jazz and Trippple Midnight Karma with Arbutus Records, each a new flavor in the palate of pop, always smooth and practical but with the darkness and depth of real life. A contemporary incarnation of singers like Elvis or Madonna, he marries the universal themes of love and pain with fingered keyboard bass playing, lush harmonies and hypnotic rhythms. As if each were an episode in a philosophical drama, Savage touches always on a theory or point and comes to at least a near conclusion with his compositions. His melodies are inspired and free, but with a wisdom and responsibility, flowing effortlessly under each captivating stanza.
Paramount of Montreal's after party scene, Savage is renowned for his captivating and inspirational solo performances, although each tends to be different from the last. This influence was recently articulated in tribute album called 'A Taste Of Savage: His Pupils Sing His Music' made in homage to Savage which featured covers of his songs from an all star cast of Montreal's DIY music scene including Mac Demarco, Doldrums, Majical Cloudz and Mozart's Sister among others. Savage has released exclusively with Arbutus Records, and was one of the first artists to join the label after its inception in 2009. Savage was an on/off resident at the historic Lab Synthese DIY space that the label was born out of.
On April 30th Savage will release his latest album 'Other Life' on vinyl, CD and digital, and will be supporting the release with a worldwide tour. Marking a compelling stylistic evolution of his sound, the new album incorporates elements of intimate synth pop, jazzy intonations and calypso, coupled with Savages' signature croon.
Songs like 'Lonely Woman' and 'More Than I Love Myself' move like a curtain dropping over close communion with the beloved, invoking the stranger, the ultimately and avoidably impersonal. In the songs of 'Other Life' he loses his men, his women, and the shadows of a place he has never quite been. This album is a mirror that will never break, held far above us all, constant as the sky, saying: 'Change. I will do nothing for you.' Somewhere far below is the jaw of the man forever lost and forever losing himself - Savage - dancing with you through chattering teeth.
Sean Nicholas Savage plays the following tour dates:
March 1, 2013 | Helsinki, FL
March 2, 2013 | Valmiera LV KAFERIGA
March 3, 2013 | Riga LV KANEPES KULTURAS CENTRS
March 5, 2013 | London, UK Scala &
March 7, 2013 | London, UK Shacklewell Arms
March 14th, 2013 | Austin, TX (SXSW) - Party Party Partners - Club 1808
March 14, 2013 | Austin, TX (SXSW) - Arbutus + M For Montreal - Swan Dive
March 16, 2013 | Austin, TX (SXSW) - POP Montreal Day Party - Liberty on East 6th
March 20, 2013 | Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room &
March 21, 2013 | San Diego, CA - Soda Bar & -
March 22, 2013 | Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Bar & -
March 25, 2013 | Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^ -
March 26, 2013 | Seattle WA - Barboza ^ -
March 27, 2013 | Vancouver, BC ^ - Biltmore Cabaret
March 29, 2013 | Edmonton, AB ^ - Wunderbar
March 30, 2013 | Calgary, AB ^ - HI FI
March 31, 2013 | Saskatoon, SK - Amigos*
April 2, 2013 | Winnipeg, MN - Windsor Arms*
April 3, 2013 | Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry* -
April 4, 2013 | Chicago, IL - Schubas* -
April 5, 2013 | London, ON - APK*
April 6, 2013 | Guelph, ON - Warehouse*
April 13, 2013 | Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent* -
April 26, 2013 | Luxembourg - Exit07 %
April 27, 2013 | Switzerland - Lausanne - Le Romandie %
April 28, 2013 | Italy - Padova - Bastione Alicorno %
April 29, 2013 | Italy - Rome - Lanificio 159 (w Suuns) %
April 30, 2013 | Italy - Bologna - Covo Club %
May 2, 2013 | Germany - Munich - The Atomic Cafe %
May 3, 2013 | Slovenia - Ljubljana - Kino Siska / Komuna hall %
May 4, 2013 | Croatia - Zagreb %
May 6, 2013 | Hungary - Budapest - Kuplung %
May 8, 2013 | Czech Republic - Prague - Klub 007 Strahov %
May 9, 2013 | Germany - Berlin - Privatclub %
May 10, 2013 | Germany - Cologne - King Georg %
May 11, 2013 | Netherlands - Amsterdam - Bitterzoet %
May 12, 2013 | Belgium - Brussels - Nuits botanique Festival @ Le Botanique - Orangerie
May 14, 2013 | France - Paris - La Maroquinerie %
May 15, 2013 | Roubaix - La Cave aux Poetes %
May 16, 2013 | UK - Brighton - The Great Escape
May 17, 2013 | UK - Manchester - The Roadhouse %
May 18, 2013 | UK - Glasgow - Stag and Dagger
May 19, 2013 | Ireland - Dublin - the Worksman Club %
May 20, 2013 | UK - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club #
May 21, 2013 | UK - London - The Garage %
! with BLEACHED
& with DOLDRUMS + BLUE HAWAII
* with DOLDRUMS
^ with DOLDRUMS + AGOR
% with MAC DEMARCO
# with MELODY'S ECHO CHAMBER
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