After leading local indie-folk outfit Winchester Warm more than a decade and releasing two well received albums with the group, Jonathan Pearce found himself with a handful of orphan songs that didn't quite fit in with that band's repertoire. On a whim and with zero rehearsals, Pearce enlisted local drummer Pat Johnson (Telecomo, the Acorn) to record the bed tracks one frigid November evening. The songs were further fleshed out in kitchens and cottages and then brought to life by Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn studios in Ottawa. After hiding behind cryptic monikers for far too many years, Pearce finally decided to release these songs under his own name, and the debut album, "Systems," is scheduled for release on May 28, 2019.
released May 28, 2019
Recorded by David Gervais at Swell Studios, Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn Productions and in kitchens and cottages.
Mixed and Mastered by Dave Draves
Jonathan Pearce: Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Melodica
Pat Johnson: Drums, Percussion
Gabrielle Giguere: Backing Vocals
Gianna Lauren: Backing Vocals
Ryder Havdale: Backing Vocals
Jessie Ramsay: Violin
Dave Draves: lexicon samples and studio wizardry
Front Cover photo by Andrew Pearce in Donostia, August 2016
Design and Layout by Kirk Ramsay