Jim Armstrong and Andrea Poulis of Sonic Deli Records recently did an in-depth radio interview with Ken Main over at Club Indie. Check out the Sound Cloud highlights and well, the only thing wrong with the full 30 min. version is, it fills your ears with so much of our new music, we're afraid you won't buy the CD! However, if you wish to listen to it - and we really hope you do - scroll to the bottom of the Club Indie page and click on the audio player.
We discuss songwriting and the tracks on Jim's new EP, FIVE (CD Baby, iTunes) as well as our future endeavours here at the 'Deli.
EP RELEASE: FIVE
August 15, 2013
Jim Armstrong’s new EP, FIVE is an end-of-summer disc of 5 songs featuring Jim’s newest single, “Joe Fresh”, and includes the never before available, ”Sanctuary” from episode # 9 of the CBC TV series, MVP: The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives”, plus Jim’s 2012 single, “Cardboard Retreat”written to help raise awareness of Veteran homelessness. [Released 22/08/13 Sonic Deli Records - look for it on CD Baby,iTunes]
About Cardboard Retreat:
"The haunting atmosphere and marching drums that begin Jim Armstrong’s “Cardboard Retreat” foreshadow what becomes one of the best written pieces about homelessness and veteran’s affairs ever. “Still coughing blood up from my lungs…” is the opening line, and the imagery that follows is just as emotionally striking in its desolation and sorrow. Armstrong’s voice sounds wearied and meek and that makes the song all the more effective. This is without exaggeration, on par with Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.” and Phil Collins’ “Another Day In Paradise” in terms of songwriting skill and how well it depicts the problems of homelessness and disenfranchised veterans." - Heath Andrews
It's Scotiabank Buskerfest time and Jim Armstrong & The Sonic Deli Band are back performing at this year's festival. Run by the charity, Epilepsy Toronto, the world's biggest Buskerfest has now moved to the longest street in the world, Toronto's Yonge Street!
Jim and the guys play:
Thursday, August 22nd @ Music Pitch C (Yonge & Edward Sts) 1:00 - 3:30pm
Friday, August 23rd@ Music Pitch B (Yonge north of Shuter @ Bixi Bikes) 12noon - 4:00pm
Saturday, August 24th @ Music Pitch D (Gould St. east of Victoria) 7:00 - 11:00pm
*** please notes times and locations are subject to change