Michael Feuerstack



Bio

Michael Feuerstack is a Montreal based singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Widely acclaimed for his work as Snailhouse, a name under which he toured extensively and released a staggering amount of music since the mid 1990's, Feuerstack is now starting fresh under his own name.

On a forthcoming album of relatively stripped down songs, Feuerstack ushers in a new chapter for his solo work - one that weaves together all of the rich experience and influences of his vast and varied career. The album, titled Tambourine Death Bed, features guest appearances by Colin Stetson, Laurel "Little Scream" Sprengelmeyer, Mathieu Charbonneau (Torngat, Luyas, Ferris Wheel), Nathan Gage (Shapes & Sizes, Elfin Saddle), Sebastian Chow (Islands, Caroline Keating) and Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire).

Snailhouse's last two records were co-produced and mixed by Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire). 2008's Lies on the Prize was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize that year, and and last year's Sentimental Gentleman served even further to expand the considerable audience for the project.

Aside from a dizzying schedule of performing and recording his own songs, Feuerstack can be found contributing to a multitude of other projects: he has just joined as a touring member of The Luyas, played lap steel in the Juno Award winning Bell Orchestre since 2005, and toured or recorded with the likes of Angela Desveaux, Bry Webb, Land of Talk, and Little Scream, among many others. ¶ Before all that, Feuerstack was a founding member Ottawa art-rock band Wooden Stars, who won a Juno back in 2000 for their collaborative album Julie Doiron & the Wooden Stars. Never one to sit still, Feuerstack has recently also been found in the production credits of albums by Paper Beat Scissors (Forward Music Group, March 2012) and others.

Feuerstack's panoramic and literate musicality can been seen live in many forms. The beauty of the performances, like those of any great singer/songwriter, is that his songs can transcend any boundaries, to be heard in all genres of music. Whether performing solo or with any combination of his diverse and impressive cast of collaborators, Feuerstack's performances collect fans of an uncommon loyalty, which speaks to the quality of the music. In the age of over-saturation and short attention spans, Michael Feuerstack creates music that is worth hanging on to.

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New Album 'Adult Lullabies'

On the one-year anniversary of the release of his landmark album, The Forgettable Truth, Michael Feuerstack will release a 5-song companion EP entitled Adult Lullabies. Mostly recorded in the same sessions as The Forgettable Truth by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem in My Heart) at Montreal's Hotel 2 Tango, these songs feature the same core band of Pietro Amato, Peter Xirogiannis, and Mike Belyea.


New Video for Singer Songer Feat. Devon Sproule

Out of Season, by Michael Feuerstack ft. Deavon Sproule

From the album Singer Songer, available from Headless Owl Records/Forward Music Group.

Produced by What If Productions, for the 48 hour film challenge put forth by KIAC/Yukon Film Society in Whitehorse, YT


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First Play: Michael Feuerstack, The Forgettable Truth

PHOTO (Courtesy of Pigeon Row; design by Heather Collett/CBC Music)

Stream today the latest album of Michael Feuerstack, The Forgettable Truth, on CBC Music First Play.


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Michael Feuerstack – The Forgettable Truth

Order Michael Feuerstack - The Forgettable Truth or any other of his LPs/Cds at the online store of Forward Music Group. With every order you get a package of music from the FMG (complete with horse stamps, a sticker, and a catalogue) and if you order two or more LPs they will even send you a free FMG tote bag!


Michael Feuerstack’s Music Video for “Scorekeeper” & Tour Dates

Upcoming Tour Dates

September 11, 2014 - Moncton, NB : Plan B
September 13, 2014 - Fredericton, NB : Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival @ The Capital
October 9, 2014 - Toronto, ON : The Rivoli
October 10, 2014 - Montreal, PQ : Maison De Culture Maisonneuve
October 11, 2014 - Val David, PQ : Mouton Noir
October 16, 2014 - Ste-Therese, PQ : Eglise Sacre-Coeur
October 17, 2014 - Saint-Hyacinthe, PQ : Espace RONA
October 18, 2014 - Ottawa, ON : National Arts Centre


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Michael Feuerstack on the road again!

Here are some of the dates of Michael Feuerstack's fall tour in 2014. For this occasion he will perform in the Atlantic and Eastern part of Canada. Joining him on most of these dates will be Montreal-based rock duo Thus Owls.

August 23, 2014 - Peterborough, ON: Peterborough Folk Festival
September 4, 2014 - Miramichi, NB: House Show
September 5, 2014 - St. Andrews, NB: Sunbury Shores Art Gallery
September 6, 2014 - Sackville, NB: Thunder & Lightning
September 7, 2014 - Mt. Stewart, PEI: Trailside Inn & Cafe
September 8, 2014 - Halifax, NS: The Carleton


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Michael Feuerstack’s 2014 masterpiece ‘Singer Songer’ receives a great review from Noisey

"Singer Songer is full of his signature moves: the lullaby choruses, the tricky time signatures, the lush instrumentation (here horns and slides), the crisp rhythm sections, the wise solos... From Snailhouse to Michael Feuerstack, his records have always had a sculptural or tactile quality - you kind of want to eat them - and this one's no exception." - Noisey


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Mike Feuerstack releases his first collaborative release "Singer Songer" with Forward Music

The album, recorded with fun as the main objective, gathers nine of Feuerstack's friends - including members of the Weakerthans, Constantines, and Little Scream - to sing songs that he has written for their voices.


Mike Feuerstack heads back to Europe

Throughout the months of November and December, Mike will be on the road for a 20 date tour in Europe, many dates which will be shared with Paper Beat Scissors.