Michah Erenberg & Slow Leaves

27
Apr 2018
Friday

Micah Erenberg is a diversely talented multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and recording artist from Matlock, Manitoba.

Like the man himself, his music is charming, witty and authentic. His full disclosure style of writing makes for captivating material that varies from poetically clever to gracefully heartbreaking. Erenberg continually finds ways to reinvent the art of songwriting by expressing a mixture of honest lyrics, mesmerizing melodies and distinctive musical arrangements.

After years of live performances with various groups, Micah released his debut album, Poor Mic’s Toe in the fall of 2016. The album is a refreshing cleanse of new music that showcases Erenberg’s aptitude for songwriting and his band’s formative musical collaboration. The lyrics are simultaneously sharp, clever and even hilarious without compromising depth. Each song offers a different perspective from Erenberg’s highly self-aware and crooked compass. The album is a mosaic of stories, thoughts and reflections about sleeping eternally, losing a toe to a lawnmower, kissing while smiling, drinking away the seven seas, and everything in between. He reflects on both the hilarity and misery of life in a highly accessible manner.

Micah is now preparing to release his sophomore album, co-produced/recorded by his friend, Alexandre Bonenfant (July Talk, METZ, Kandle, etc).
Although Micah has been known to put on a wide variety of performances, these days he is most often accompanied by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Sophie Stevens.
Together, the duo’s musical stylings and remarkably paired vocal harmonies make for a perfect delivery of Micah’s unique sound.

READ MORE FOR INFORMATION ON SLOW LEAVES!

Slow Leaves calls to mind a 1970s California country-folk record newly discovered in your parent’s attic. Known for his easy delivery of sincere, poetic lyrics and lilting melodies, Slow Leaves is the project of JUNO Master Class songwriter Grant Davidson whose songs linger in the timeless spaces where heart and humility endure. Enough About Me is his most personal album to date, a reflection on an ordinary life where meaning is invented and comfort is found in the realization that there are no answers.

Enough About Me was born of the demos Davidson had recorded in his Winnipeg basement. Joined by frequent bandmates and collaborators Jason Tait (Bahamas, Weakerthans), Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, Sheepdogs), and Julie Penner (Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think), these ten songs represent a true distillation of his influences while acknowledging, as the self-referential title suggests, that no man (or record) is an island.

After three albums released under his own name, Davidson shifted to the moniker Slow Leaves for the 2014 critically lauded release Beauty Is So Common. In 2015, Slow Leaves garnered further attention for his selection in the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. With Enough About Me, Slow Leaves continues to spare nothing in creating vivid images and heartfelt connections — the culmination of where he’s been and where he’s going.

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