Blood Moon released!

The new album is here! Blood Moon is now up on Bandcamp and all the streaming platforms.

This is by far the heaviest, noisiest and most elaborate music I’ve ever made. I dug deep into my teenage guitar nerd skills (check out the harmonized leads on Murderers!), and wrote some fancy arrangements (like the interweaving cello, trumpet and Stroh violin lines on The Last Wild Werewolf). It’s got vocal harmonies, sci-fi synths, prog-like riffs and even some fiddling. Overall, it’s the biggest range of sounds and textures I’ve ever had on an album, courtesy of all the amazing people who played on it.

They are:
Denver Venoit (drums)
Adam Farnsworth (keys, vocals)
Kenan Zeigler-Sungur (bass, vocals, percussion)
Leo D.E. Johnson (vocals)
Ryan Boeur (guitar)
Jack Garton (trumpet)
Martin Reisle (cello)
Clara Rose (fiddle)
Wretched Erin (vocals)

Corwin Fox recorded it in Cumberland, Miccaotli painted the cover art and Aeryn Shrapnel did the album design. It’s dedicated to Todd Serious from The Rebel Spell, whose belief in me kept me going thru the years of working on it.

This thing has been with me for so long, it’s hard to believe it’s out in the world now. Some of the songs date back to 2012, and I started work on the arrangements when I was at VCC Music. The pandemic hit just as we started recording and it’s taken since then to get it finished.

Now here it is! Play it, share it, save it on Spotify if that’s your jam (and do the same for your other favourite artists – it actually does help! The more people stream and save our songs has a snowball effect, and it can turn into real, rent-paying money).

To everyone who gave their time and lifeforce to this project, and who’s supported me, the venues, the festivals and all of us over the years who’ve chosen this strange vocation – thank you!!!

“The Last Wild Werewolf” released, pre-sales for Blood Moon now live on Bandcamp

“The Last Wild Werewolf” is now live on all streaming platforms. Check out the lyric video here.

Pre-sales for Blood Moon are now live on Bandcamp! Album release date is June 9, but the first single is available today. I’ll start shipping vinyl around the end of May.

Plus – it’s Bandcamp Friday! If you order today, they don’t take their usual cut, and artists get 100% of the money. Best day to buy music from independent artists!

“Blood Moon” album release June 9, 2023

Jeff Andrew’s long-awaited 4th album Blood Moon is set for release in June 2023. Stay tuned for pre-sale announcements and BC tour dates!

Blood Moon mixes keyboard synths, orchestral instruments and tight vocal arrangements with a full-band rock sound, and features cameos from longtime friends and collaborators like vocalist Leo D.E. Johnson (Old Soul Rebel, High Society), trumpeter Jack Garton and cellist Martin Reisle (Maria In The Shower, The End Tree) and guitarist Ryan Boeur (Fish & Bird, Jenny Ritter). Jeff’s songs have always been rich in imagery and stories, and this is their most fully realized rendering yet, inspired by the sonic landscapes of bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and genre-crossing artists like Neko Case, Tom Waits, Bjork and Nick Cave.

Recording sessions began in March 2020, with engineer Corwin Fox and a band composed of drummer Denver Venoit (Party On High Street), keyboardist Adam Farnsworth and bassist/percussionist Kenan Zeigler-Sungur (both from High Society and Babyface Brass). Work slowed to a crawl during the pandemic, but the album is now complete, and will be released digitally and on vinyl in spring 2023. The cover, a commissioned painting by visionary Mexican-Canadian artist Miccaotli, reflects the album’s themes of fantasy, survival, our connection to Earth, and mythological worlds overlapping with dreams of home.

Last Run

Acoustic version of The Rebel Spell’s epic song Last Run. Dedicated to the Wet’suwet’en people, Unist’ot’en Camp, land defenders around the world and the victims of the recent tailings dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil. In memory of the 2014 dam failure at Mt. Polley, BC.

Don’t forget to check out the original version of this song, and another amazing acoustic version by Ancient Grains (links below), on “Last Run” and “Rebels Sing – A Tribute To Todd Serious and The Rebel Spell.”…