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Happy to tell you that the (red) vinyl release of Songs From The Apartment and deluxe edition of Time Out For Tomorrow have now been released and are ready to be shipped to your door. Order them as a bundle and save a few bucks. Thanks to all those who pre-ordered.
Visit the online store: http://jerryleger.com/merch/
Read more on the releases below:
Time Out For Tomorrow: Deluxe Edition comes with a download of 18 bonus tracks featuring unreleased songs, demos and live cuts. You’ll also get a signed promo poster, cool sticker and a flexi-disc record of the outtake/single “Jumped In The Humber”. The Deluxe comes with and without the original TOFT vinyl (for those who may have the record already but what the great extras). Time Out For Tomorrow was originally released in November, 2019, produced by Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies and released on their label, Latent Recordings. It received acclaim from Rolling Stone, Uncut, American Songwriter, Bluegrass Situation, Exclaim, AmericanaUK and from fellow Canadian songwriters Ron Sexsmith and Doug Paisley. After a packed hometown release show at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, we were set to tour Europe and the UK again. These tours have been rescheduled for Spring 2022 and in the meantime I’ve been staying busy putting out these releases, my first book of poetry back in October (Just The Night Birds) and of course, lots and lots of writing for when we can begin work on the next record.
Time Out For Tomorrow: Deluxe Edition is exclusively available in the official online store.
Songs From The Apartment was originally released as a surprise digital album March 20th, 2020, at the beginning of the first Toronto lockdown. It was nice calming experience putting this collection of recordings together, all of which were recorded with one microphone at home as demonstrations. Most of these songs were written and recorded within hours and then forgotten about. It captures me at my most relaxed and uninhibited. You can hear cars going by, pages turning, slightly out of tune instruments, it’s a real raw and intimate listening experience and has turned into one of my favourite albums in my discography. I’m so happy to have made a small run of this record, not just on vinyl but on beautiful translucent red vinyl. The artwork has been newly designed by Jonny Desilva from the original design and specifically mastered for vinyl by James Paul at The Rogue Studio in Toronto (tracks originally cleaned up by Aaron Comeau). The vinyl edition also includes the extra track (and single) “Sweep It Under the Rug”.
ONLINE SHOWS THIS THURS + PRE-RELEASE ENDING FOR ‘SONGS FROM THE APARTMENT’ VINYL & ‘TIME OUT FOR TOMORROW: DELUXE”
I’m gonna play a couple short online shows this Thursday March 25th, which is also the last day to take advantage of the pre-release sale for Songs From The Apartment on red vinyl and Time Out For Tomorrow: Deluxe Edition (both will be shipping out Fri March 26th). Thanks to all those who have pre-ordered so far.
Hope you can join me
FACEBOOK LIVE: 12PM (ET) – http://www.facebook.com/jerrylegermusic
INSTAGRAM LIVE: 3PM (ET) – http://instagram.com/jerrylegermusic
PRE-ORDER SALE (ending Thursday) SHIPS OUT FRIDAY:
Hope you’re all well and staying safe. I wanted to send along my brand new single, “Sweep It Under The Rug” which is now out in the world as of this morning. It’s also another Bandcamp Friday (when Bandcamp waives their revenue share), so a good day to download the track and look at other music/merch in my BC store: https://jerryleger.bandcamp.com/track/sweep-it-under-the-rug
The new single is a piano ballad, it was the first song I wrote on a piano we moved into the apartment a few years back. I don’t know exactly where the tune came from but I do have a love of piano ballads written by Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Warren Zevon and others. I hope you enjoy it. “Sweep It Under The Rug” also appears as an extra track on the upcoming Vinyl issue of my 2020 surprise album Songs From The Apartment and as a digital bonus track on the Deluxe Edition of Time Out For Tomorrow, both coming out March 26th and (for the time being) only available to order from my official website store. Take advantage of the pre-order sale: http://jerryleger.com/merch/
Many thanks to AmericanaUK for premiering the new single this morning and spreading the news about the upcoming releases and our 2022 European/UK tour dates announced so far. Check it out here: https://americana-uk.com/track-premiere-jerry-leger-sweep-it-under-the-rug
In other news, I was asked to be part of a series called “A Musical Life” by Jedd Beaudoin for the NPR affiliate station KMUW out of Wichita, Kansas and played over NPR across the United States. I was asked about the differences between my lyrics and my poetry (back in October I put out my first collection of poetry called Just The Night Birds which is also available to order from my Bandcamp and official website stores) and what music first inspired me to do what I do. When you have a few minutes, have a listen: https://www.kmuw.org/post/musical-life-jerry-leger or from the NPR podcast directory: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/494211600/a-musical-life
Hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe. We’ve just announced rescheduled tour dates for Europe & UK Spring 2022. The band and I can’t wait to resume touring and playing for you all. Here’s the first chunk below…
TOUR DATES (more TBA):
20/04: Orebro, SWE – STA Pinxtos
21/04: Oslo, NO – Krosset
22/04: Ringebu, NO – Arnemoen Gard
23/04: Trondheim, NO – Moskus
24/04: Stockholm, SWE – Melodybox
26/04: Norderstedt, DE – Music Star
29/04: Groningen, NL – Der Aa-Theater
01/05: Utrecht, NL – Cafe de Stad
04/05: Winchester, UK – The Railway Inn
05/05: London, UK – The Green Note
06/05: Nottingham, UK – Old Cold Store
07/05: Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
10/05: Sant Feliu De Guixols, ESP – Las Vegas Hall
11/05: Valencia, ESP – Loco Club
12/05: Zaragoza, ESP – Rock & Blues Club
13/05: Madrid, ESP – Wurlitzer Ballroom
14/05: Hondarribia, ESP – Psilocybenea
MORE INFO AND AVAILABLE TICKET LINKS: http://jerryleger.com/tour/
Also, we’re a month away from the release of Time Out For Tomorrow: Deluxe Edition and the limited run of Songs From The Apartment on red vinyl. Pre-order now at a special price:
Hope all is well and you’re keeping safe! I’ve been keeping busy with this ‘n’ that including a new “apartment” video. This series includes intimate versions at home of my tunes plus covers of songs I dig. Just uploaded is “Her Train Of Thought”, the opening track from my surprise 2020 album Songs From The Apartment, which sees a March 26th release on Red Vinyl! Pre-order here: http://jerryleger.com/merch/
Also available for pre-order is a Deluxe Edition of my last major release Time Out For Tomorrow. Order it along with Songs From The Apartment as a bundle and save a few bucks.
Thanks to all the folks, radio stations and programs that have been spinning the new single “Jumped In The Humber” including SiriusXM, BBC, CBC, college radio and NPR affiliates. Have you heard it? Check it out: https://linktr.ee/jerrylegermusic
The song is also available on an exclusive flexi-disc record that comes with Time Out For Tomorrow: Deluxe Edition
Have you heard the new single “Jumped In The Humber”? Listen: https://linktr.ee/jerrylegermusic
Exclaim! premieres new single “Jumped In The Humber” + ‘Songs From The Apartment’ Red Vinyl & ‘Time Out For Tomorrow’ Deluxe Edition announced!
Thanks to the folks at Exclaim! for premiering the brand new single, “Jumped In The Humber” and announcing a Deluxe Edition of 2019’s acclaimed Time Out For Tomorrow and a limited edition red vinyl release of 2020’s surprise album Songs From The Apartment. Pre-orders are up in the online store: http://jerryleger.com/merch/
Check out the Exclaim! article: https://exclaim.ca/music/article/jerry_leger_jumped_in_the_humber Download the track from Bandcamp or stream on platforms such as TIDAL, APPLE MUSIC, SPOTIFY
Read the full press release:
Acclaimed Canadian songwriter Jerry Leger is releasing a new single entitled Jumped In The Humber, available for purchase and streaming on January 21st, 2021. The single is an outtake from Leger’s 2019 album Time Out For Tomorrow, which is being released as a deluxe edition on March 26th, 2021. Also out on March 26th is the vinyl release of 2020’s home-recorded album Songs From The Apartment. These two vinyl releases are available for pre-order January 21st from the official website.
As with all the tracks from Time Out For Tomorrow, Jumped In The Humber was produced by Michael Timmins of alternative folk/rock band Cowboy Junkies and recorded with Leger’s long-time backing band, The Situation. As Torontonians and Ontarians will note, “Humber” is referencing the Humber River, the 100km river with two main branches that join north of Toronto and then flow into lake Ontario.
Jumped in the Humber was dropped last minute from Time Out For Tomorrow, though Leger kept it in his back pocket, expecting to release it in some way in the future. One indigenous name for the Humber River, “Niwa’ah Onega’gaih’ih,” “Little Thundering Waters”, might sum up the atmosphere of the track. It has a moody, powerful sound and tempo that supports foreboding lyrics like “You’re hired if you know how to drive /can you gun this sucker to the deep Eastside.” The opening lyric, “Jumped in the Humber, or was he pushed” makes one sit up in their seat on first listen.
This new single will be included as an exclusive flexi-disc record with the deluxe edition of Time Out For Tomorrow. Leger’s favourite part of the release is the flexi-disc: “You don’t see those around a lot anymore, but they used to come free with music magazines or promo packages. You’d get an unreleased Bob Dylan song or The Clash or somebody. I own a Who flexi-disc and all of the original Beatles fan club Christmas records were on flexi-disc.” Also included in the deluxe is the album on vinyl, a download of the album with 18 exclusive bonus tracks, and a limited edition sticker and autographed poster. This edition will only be available for order from the official website store. For fans who already own Time Out For Tomorrow, the deluxe edition will also be available to order excluding the vinyl.
Leger and his band were booked to tour Time Out For Tomorrow all across Europe when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. Like so many artists, he had to cancel the tour and swallow some costs. In place of touring, Leger thought it would be fun to assemble a deluxe edition of the record with bonus tracks and extra merch. Time Out For Tomorrow is a must-buy for new fans of Leger; upon its November 2019 release the album received praise from the legendary Rolling Stone, Uncut, American Songwriter, Americana UK, The Arts Desk, and fellow Canadian songwriters Doug Paisley and Ron Sexsmith. It’s the third album in a row produced by Michael Timmins and released on the Cowboy Junkies’ record label, Latent Recordings.
The other vinyl release out on March 26th and available for pre-order January 21st is 2020’s Songs From The Apartment. The acoustic album was a surprise release during the first COVID-19 lockdown in Toronto, in late March 2020. Songs From The Apartment was initially only available digitally, and consists entirely of demos that Leger had recorded over the years in his home in Toronto’s Little India. The intimate performances struck a chord with many fans who were stuck at home and filled with anxiety. “All shows were cancelled or postponed and it was almost therapeutic for me getting this record together. It also went from being just a surprise record for the fans at a difficult time for all of us, to becoming a favourite of mine. I like having an album like this, completely solo, when you can hear songs recorded at home right after they were written. Not knowing if anyone beyond myself would hear it. It naturally allows a relaxed and uninhibited performance.”
Songs From The Apartment will be released on translucent red vinyl as a limited run of 300 copies. This vinyl release includes a bonus track, the piano ballad “Sweep It Under The Rug”, which is also available as a download with the deluxe edition of Time Out For Tomorrow.
PRE-ORDER Time Out For Tomorrow Deluxe Edition and Songs From The Apartment Ltd Ed. red vinyl
Happy Holidays, I know it’s been a hard year for many of us, I hope you’ve still been able to enjoy this holiday season. I wanted to let you know that Digital Downloads are 50% OFF in my Bandcamp store until January 2nd. Music is a healer and comforter. Browse around: https://jerryleger.bandcamp.com/music Thank you all for the support in such difficult times.
Stay safe, stay well and considerate.
Celebrating the 9th anniversary of my mini-album The Good Old Days Are Back In Drag, which was released as a digital-only album, initially through Maple Music. Until the end of the year, it will be available to download for only $5 from my Bandcamp store. Upon release, Jason Schneider, writing for Exclaim! said it “crackles with the raw energy of a Sun Records single.”
Watch the official video for “You Got Away From Me” filmed live off the floor: https://youtu.be/xPfaF7Ttfvs
Download the album for only $5: https://jerryleger.bandcamp.com/album/the-good-old-days-are-back-in-drag