Snailhouse is retiring. Well, at least the name is.Â Michael Feuerstack is abandoning his 20-year moniker under which he makes music in lieu of the name on his passport.Â While he is currently finishing up an album of beautiful music that will make its way to your ears soon, he will be performing a string of Snailhouse ‘Greatest Hits’ shows in August to bit adieu to the soft-rock hits of yesteryear.
Over the course of six albums and two EPs, Snailhouse has earned a very loyal following around the world and featured contributors as diverse and renowned as Julie Doiron, Dave Draves, Angela Desveaux, members of Arcade Fire, Wintersleep, Bell Orchestre, Maritime and The Acorn — to name a few.Â His latest full-length, Sentimental Gentleman, was released on May 24th 2011 in Canada through Forward Music and White Whale Records.Â As with Snailhouse’s last record Lies on the Prize, Jeremy Gara (of Arcade Fire) takes a mixing and co-production role.Â Lies on the Prize was widely acclaimed (including a Polaris nomination) for its panoramic and literate musicality.Â Feuerstack was also a founding member of art-rock band Wooden Stars, who were awarded a Juno for best alternative album for their collaboration with Julie Doiron, titled Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars. Mike also plays in Bell Orchestre (Juno winners, Polaris nominees) and with Angela Desveaux.
Snailhouse songs are timeless; instantly true and recognizable before they’ve even hit the chorus.Â Michael Feuerstack is the kind of artist that is always subtle, complex and beautifully memorable, matching clever wit with soulful delivery.Â He just returned from touring Central and Western Canada supporting the release of the digitalÂ A Sentimental Companion EP, an anniversary gift to those who enjoyed his current album Sentimental Gentleman.
Aug 3-4 – Sackville, NB:Â SappyFest
Aug 09 – Woodstock, NB: Dooryard Arts Festival
Aug 11 – Anagance, NB: MESSTIVAL
Aug 12 – Halifax, NS: Bus Stop Theatre w/ Daredevil Christopher Wright (Eau Claire, WI) + Paper Beat Scissors
Aug 13 – Riverport, NS: The Old Confidence Lodge