Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Elora Festival Date - July 16 (confirmed)

A summer festival date has been added to Sarah's tour page. Sarah will be playing the Elora Festival on July 16th.

Tickets are $40. More information can be found on:


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sarah's New Song only Available until 10am

As announced on Sarah's official sites, she has donated a previously unreleased song from her upcoming album in support of relief efforts in Japan.
"She has chosen a song called “New Pair of Eyes” which she describes as an “ode to the shocking wonder of existence”. Typically mundane… ;)

Yes – before the single is released, before a video is made, before the world gets to hear the entirety of her giant double-disc 18-song creation, get yourself a taste of the magnificent work to come and send your love to a part of the world that desperately needs it!" 

Sarah's single is currently being sold in the final block of 20 songs for $20. It is also still being sold in the full 100 song list. The sale ends at 10am on Thursday so for those wanting to hear this song they must act fast.

The song appears to be from the "Land" album as it has a pop sound more kin to Sweet Ones, Out in the Park and Luck Me.

Land and Sea comes out on September 27th. The double album features 18 songs to which the following track titles are known:
  • "New Pair of Eyes" - Released exclusively Song of Love for Japan
  • "Set It Free" is the first single to be  released May 2nd
  • "The Day We Saved the World" played at the Canwest Music Festival and again at the holiday show.
  • "Life" debuted live July 1st 2010 in Toronto
  • "My Song" played live in 2005, released on the Beauty Lives bside album in 2010 and to be recorded on the "Sea" album.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sarah Playing a Fundraiser in June for Sistering

On June 11th it appears that Sarah will be playing the Sistering fundraiser in Toronto.

Sistering’s signature fundraiser the 9th Annual Funny Girls and Dynamic Divas

Funny Girls and Dynamic Divas present a cabaret of Toronto’s top comedians & musicians. Elvira Kurt hosts & headlined by Sarah Slean, with performances by other prominent artists backed by The HotHouse Band. Show will also feature a silent auction & raffle.

Location: Jane Mallet Theatre, St.Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Toronto
Date: Thurs. June 2, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm
Tickets: $75
- STLC box office (27 Front Street East)
In-person; 416.366.7723/1.800.708.6754; www.stlc.com

More information on this event and organization can be found here:

Yesterday Sarah played a private concert at the The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver for an event hosted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers. The event was listed on their web site http://www.cfig.ca/page.asp?id=8 .

Lastly, an unconfirmed show for Sarah has appeared to some concert listings showing Sarah opening for YouTube sensation David Choi this week in LA. Sarah will not be playing that show based on everything I can tell you. Sarah last played in LA this January.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Land and Sea features Dean Drouillard and mixed by Gordie Johnson

Dean Drouillard who played guitar for Sarah Slean on her Baroness tour has recorded with her on the "Land" half of the double album during the Fall of 2010. In one of his blog posts he described the process and noted that Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar mixed the recording. Gordie Johnson has worked with Joel Plaskett who produced the "Land" album.

"I spent a few days playing guitar on the first half of Sarah Slean‘s forthcoming bouncy and poppy release Land and Sea. The second half of the double album consists of voice, piano and orchestra. The band sessions were energetically conducted by Joel Plaskett with sarah and her regular live band playing in the live room. Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar) mixed the band recordings and it is scheduled to be released sometime in 2011."

Friday, April 01, 2011

Sarah Slean on going to U of T (Video)

Univerisity of Toronto has put out a video of Sarah Slean speaking as an alumni of the school on how it shaped her music and challenged here.  Sarah graduated in 2009 studying Music, Philosophy and English.