Andy Shauf - The Bearer of Bad News (album stream)

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Andy Shauf ‘The Bearer Of Bad News’ (2015) • Pay what you want

Meticulously written over four years and recorded over one in a makeshift studio set up in his parent’s basement, Shauf, whose delivery at times reminds of Elliott Smith or Paul Simon, plays nearly every instrument on The Bearer of Bad News. The album was crafted on his grandfather’s timeworn guitar and heavily influenced by the aforementioned—and newly learned—clarinet, which was a Christmas gift from family. In spite of his modest recording set-up, Shauf imbued The Bearer of Bad News with an enduring warmth and redolence that lingers long after the album ends.

Hometown Hero
Drink My Rivers
I'm Not Falling Asleep
Covered In Dust
Wendell Walker
You're Out Wasting
The Man On Stage
Jesus, She's A Good Girl
Lick Your Wounds
Jerry Was A Clerk
My Dear Helen



Coming up over the next few months I’ll be presenting an in depth piece on the Canadian music scene and the artist that I’ll flag today is one of the most genuine, incredible songwriters (sonic haze meets lyrical mastery), of an entire age group. Andy Shauf has music that pulls you into a cinematic aural world where some of us will cry our hearts out as we relate to some of the topics he challenge and the rest of us will consume it as we would a good book, closing the last page as the final note wanes. It sounds arty, but this isn’t pretentious, it’s genuinely creative.

When I first heard Shauf’s tracks earlier this year I had a bit of a crash course “Wendell Walker” from the second album The Bearer Of Bad News which is a 9-minute bitter tale of adultery and suggested suicide. Incredibly dark, but rather fitting for the title. But don’t be too fearful; it’s not all doom and gloom. As with Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley before him, those moment of major chords and cheers are sprinkled throughout the piece to bring a flurry of optimism to the listening experience.

This may be Shauf’s second album, but I feel this is the perfect time to talk about his work – debut and the latter – as he flourishes into something of a legend.
-- Written by Elise Cobain for on November 13 2015.
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