Having the honour to sing with kd lang was one of the most moving moments I’ve ever experienced. Thank you k.d.
EP’s are a curious thing.They can introduce something new to an audience but often are a ‘cleaning out the closet’ of sorts for most artists.
For Bahamas, it’s a bit of both. Some of these songs have been recorded many times before but never released for one reason or another. Others have been played live over the last few years of touring.
The EP features the vocal stylings of Carleigh Aikins and Felicity Williams as well the rhythmic prowess of Winnipeg’s “grumpiest” drummer, @jasonjtait. Original songs sit alongside two covers re-imagined with a Bahamas state of mind. Afie has long admired the amazing Tamara Lindeman of The Weather Station, and he was beyond thrilled when she agreed to sing a duet of ‘Burn as Bright,’ surely one of the saddest e-releases of the year.
Hope you enjoy it.
If you missed a chance to download the “Be My Witness” guitar lesson, we are reposting it now as it had reached the max number of downloads allowed… it is all cleared up now, so download away, and please share (if you want).
We here at Mountain Stage don’t want to assume that you haven’t heard Bahamas yet. But if you haven’t, you owe it to yourself to take 4 minutes out of your day to check this out. Trust us on this one.
Many guitar enthusiasts have asked Afie questions about his technique and approach to playing the ancient instrument. In this revealing instructional video, he makes clear all of the complex progressions and intricate picking patterns used on his critically acclaimed and mildly successful selling album CD, Barchords. This new video uses multi camera viewpoint’s to fully capture the sweet dulcet stylings that only he can bring out in such an instrument. When asked to speak about his craft, Afie replied simply “it’s just steel and wood.”
Download the lesson for free.
Introducing Sam Younis, a Greek/Swedish fire fighter I met in the Malmo airport. He’s also got a wicked version of Africa by Toto on YouTube.
Listen to Bahamas on Spotify and comment here:
Incubus’s ‘B Rig’?
Welcome to LA.
No yoga instructors, doberman, Cuban militia, or bodybuilders were hurt in the making of this video.
I Got You Babe
Also… see Bahamas’ first ever headlining tour in Europe this March… no promises nobody will get hurt.
Tour dates+more here.
Don’t miss Bahamas on tour this January-February alongside our friends Calexico. If you don’t have their new album, Algiers yet, you should go get it (and get Barchords too)
JAN 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The El Rey Tickets
JAN 18 – Boulder, CO – The Fox Theatre Tickets
JAN 19 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Tickets
JAN 20 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre Tickets
JAN 22 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre Tickets
JAN 23 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Tickets
JAN 24 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks Tickets
JAN 26 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Tickets
JAN 27 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage Tickets
JAN 30 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge Tickets
FEB 1 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note Tickets
FEB 2 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Tickets
Following Bahamas sold out Canadian tour is a US tour alongside Milo Greene. On sale now: