Kalle Mattson to Re- release “Anchors” and 7” on Parliament of Trees- November 8th.
Ottawa folk rock quintet Kalle Mattson prepare to re-release their second full length album “Anchors” on Parliament of Trees Records Tuesday November 8th, 2011. The album, mixed by Howie Beck (Feist, Jason Collett, Hayden, Josh Rouse, etc) and mastered in Los Angeles by the legendary Bernie Grundman Studios (Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, U2, The Band, Van Morrison, etc) was originally self released earlier in the year, which grabbed the attention of Winnipeg label Parliament of Trees. To download the record, and for added information, please go to wwww.parliamentoftrees.com
The Shore/ Palm Sunday 7” was self produced by the band, and recorded in Sault Ste. Marie and Ottawa over the summer of 2011. The 7” will be available digitally with the purchase of the CD of Anchors immediately, and as physical copy in January.
Kalle Mattson has shared the stage with the likes of Josh Ritter, The Wooden Sky, Great Bloomers, You Say Party!, The Deep Dark Woods, Fred Eaglesmith, Cuff The Duke, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Elliott Brood, Cowboy Junkies, Blue Rodeo, and will be touring throughout Ontario and Quebec with Parliament of Trees label mates The Details in November.
Kalle Mattson November Tour Dates (all dates with The Details)
November 17th- Sault Ste Marie ON @ Loplops
November 18th- North Bay ON @ Opera Bakery Cafe
November 19th- Sarnia ON @ Paddy Flaherty’s
November 20th- Windsor ON @ Villains
November 21st- Toronto ON @ The Boat
November 22nd- Montreal QC @ L’Escogriffe
November 26th- Ottawa ON @ Zaphods
In the three short years since Kalle Wainio began writing songs under the pseudonym ‘Kalle Mattson’, the band has grown from a Dylan-influenced solo act into a full-on experimental folk-rock quartet. During the summer of 2008, the band released their self-produced debut EP, Telescope. In early 2009 the band released ‘Whisper Bee,’ an album that has garnered praise from both Canadian and British music press, earned the band two Northern Ontario Music Award nominations and placement in the Top 100 of the Billboard World Song Contest
“Kalle Wainio seems to be wise beyond his years musically and emotionally. (He) and his band – Kalle Mattson – show more potential than any young band I’ve come across lately.” – Herohill
“Like Wilco colliding with a sunny day, Kalle Mattson injects indie-rock with elements off-kilter folk and rootsy accents. Ringing guitars, Jeff Tweedy-style vocals, and exhibiting rock finesse to counterbalance their youngish appearance. This four-piece is a triumph of radiant energy. They definitely have their hearts in the right place.” – The Lonely Vagabond