Album to be printed + Bandcamp Pre-Sale!

We’re excited to say that our second album Heart Placement is being printed now! Pre-sales of the album are available NOW on bandcamp. Click HERE for the pre-sale.

ALSO, more details are up about our release party at Merge on Dec 5th. Click HERE for more details. Tickets can be purchased through bandcamp & at the door. Solo singer-songwriter Taylor Harp will be a special guest!

Other shows coming up-  Music Heals Fundraiser, with music acts that include: Lovecoast, Alexandria Maillot, Luca Fogale, Danielle Howell, more info TBA

Canadian Spring & Summer Tour TBA

Heart Placement album artwork by Carmen Leah

Heart Placement album artwork by Carmen Leah

xo

Gillian

 

 

Music Being Mastered & Album Release

We’re on our way with finishing the music side of  our second album. It’s being mastering (yes!). We’ve been working on video promo for the release of our album in December and will be releasing news and information about our album release party at Merge in Vancouver soon! We had a good time performing three sets with our band at Central Bistro last Sunday and playing a short set earlier last week at Access to Music Foundation’s event at Vancouver Fan Club.

Video promo in the studio

Video promo in the studio

At Vancouver Fan Club, Photo Credit: Jack's Camera

At Vancouver Fan Club, Photo Credit: Jack’s Camera

xo

Gillian

Listening in & Autumn Shows

Today we listen to final mixing tweaks so we can move onto the mastering stage. Also, last night we figured out our opener for our 2nd album release party. Yay! We have a few shows coming up this month. We’ll be at BC Supports Music Education! A Concert In Honor of Senator Tommy Banks on Oct 22nd at Vancouver FanClub doing a 20 min set with our full band among other awesome artists such as: Pacifika, Jim Byrnes, The Matinee and Champagne Republic with hosts Vicki Gabereau and Terry David Mulligan. We’re really excited about this show also because it is in support of BC music education programs and honours a Canadian music legend. We also perform at Central Bistro again in Vancouver on Oct 26th 7pm-11pm with our full band. So much to look forward to…

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Photo Credit: Melissa Tepperman

 

 

xo

Gillian

Artwork’s a go

Guess what? We’ve signed off on the artwork for our album! The work is getting formatted for the printers. Exciting stuff!  Show information will be release soon regarding our release party. Today I’m working on some ideas for promo to be released before the release party. Ahhh…yeahhh. We’re a little obsessed with hearts these days. You’ll find out why soon.

 

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xo

Gillian

Date of 2nd Album Release Party Announced

Well, friends we know the date of our release party AND we’ve selected our venue. It will be on Friday, December 5th at Merge in Vancouver!! News about the opening act + promo to come out soon:)

I wrote a poem the other day. Here is a little piece of it: “Give them proof of love, give them air to breathe. Held by intrinsic webs. That poet he knew things.”

What else….?

The band’s on Instagram yay! Follow us @sister_says.

Sister Says photo by Keith Walters

SS photo by Keith Walters

 

xo

Gillian

 

You gotta have heart

We have our confirmed song list, people, for our album! Yeah! Our album art is done we just need our graphic designer to add the final text. We head to the studio this upcoming Monday to wrap up mixing and we think we’ve found our venue for our release party first week of Dec in Vancouver. Stay tuned for a promo video out before our release party….

One of the themes for this album is heart.

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xo

Gillian

 

Wrapping up + Earthsongs Today & Tomorrow

 
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Doodle I did a while back

 
We’re currently in the midst of finishing the edited artist credits and thank you’s for our album artwork. A few other things like graphics for social media to match an updated website are being worked on, too. Mixing notes have been sent and we’re at the stage where we’ll be doing a hard listen very soon to all of our tracks before sending them all off to be mastered. It’s exciting to be calling venues about bookings for a release party to be in early winter, this year.

Also!

 
I talk on Earthsongs on behalf of Sister Says this week!
 

Each week, Earthsongs gives Public Radio and Net listeners the chance to explore the Indigenous influences that help shape and define contemporary American music. Hosts provide a weekly music selection that makes Earthsongs the type of unexpected, exciting programming that quickly becomes a weekly habit. Earthsongs is distributed by Native Voice One and can be heard on radio stations across the country.

Where to listen:
9/9 Tuesday (today)
2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern and 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern on nv1.org

9/10 Wednesday
12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern and 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern on nv1.org9/11 Thursday
10am Alaska/11am Pacific on knba.org
5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern on nv1.org

More about Earthsongs: CLICK HERE

 

xo 

Gillian 

 

Remembering & Music

Today I woke up to a phone call from my friend Nyla Carpentier. I went back to sleep because if I don’t really have to wake up early I typically struggle to do so. I called her back maybe a half hour later. She let me know that our beautiful and immensely talented friend Zaccheus Jackson had passed. I’m speechless. Now the thought of him being gone is still sinking in. Zaccheus was a force of nature. If you met him you’d know. In no cliche way was he a force of nature. It was a real thing and I was lucky enough to have been around his one of a kind spirit. He was good people.

A video of Zaccheus’s Inspiration, something he taught us artists a lot about:

 

If you’re around Vancouver this Sunday come listen to Sister Says at  Central Bistro at 1072 Denman St, Vancouver from 7pm-11pm. We’ll be playing as a full band, and this time with drummer Max Marceau. I haven’t actually met him in person but our guitar player Lonny knows him and I’ve spoken a little bit to him via facebook message. He sounds lovely, though. His youtube clips are also lovely and I look forward to meeting him at rehearsal this Friday and performing with him.

xo

Gillian

 

 

 

 

Sister Says at Music in the Park

Come out this Sunday to Lions Park in Port Coquitlam! This Sunday Sister Says will be playing 2pm-4pm, with our full band Lonny Eagleton on guitar and Geoff Hicks on drums, at the Music in the Park Series. During the summer every Sunday at Lions park there will be a free afternoon music performance at 2pm.

We’ll be playing songs from our upcoming album and songs from our 1st album The Only Way. It’s free and the weather is said to be very nice!

For more details about the event/other programming check out:  http://www.portcoquitlam.ca/Citizen_Services/Parks_and__Recreation/Leigh_Square_Community_Arts_Village/Programs/Events.htm

Annnd…

We had a good time at Merge performing with singer and songwriter Candace Curr! It was also great to hear Kristi Lane Sinclair and Nick Sherman kill it on stage.

Sister Says by  Nadya Kwandibens

Sister Says by
Nadya Kwandibens

 

Mastering Talks & Saturday @ Merge

This week Rob and I have been practising for our upcoming gigs. As well as playing in Sister Says Rob also plays music with indie singer and songwriter Candace Curr. He’ll be performing with her at Merge this Saturday in Vancouver and I’ll be singing back-up harmonies. We’re looking forward to it! Candace is opening for awesome artists folk singer-songwriter Nick Sherman and classical grunge rocker Kristi Lane Sinclair.

More about Kristi, Nick and Candace:

http://www.nicksherman.ca/                                                                                                             http://www.kristilanesinclair.com/                                                                                 https://www.facebook.com/candace.curr.art

ALSO:

Mastering!! Rob and I had a meeting with CPS mastering about mastering our album. We’re doing a final listen over our mixed tracks now and are making the final decisions about all of the mixes….I’m SO excited.

ALSO:

We had an awesome time at the Salish Sea Summer event. It was a beautiful day. The event supports a great cause and had an awesome line-up. Rob also performed with Candace  and I sang a few back-ups/did a duet. Great day!