It was a good 14 years ago that I fell in love with Michael Feuerstack‘s s music, when he went by the name ‘Snailhouse’. I saw him play in a crowded upstairs room at The Khyber in Halifax, Nova Scotia on a rainy afternoon and I’ve been an uberfan ever since. His work in Wooden Stars is also terrific, but his solo stuff, to me at least, is magical. I did have one of his tunes as a ringtone for a while too. I fangirled out and showed him once, all smiles and holding my phone up in front of him like it was made of gold. Geek move, but whatever. Fans are weird, it’s just a fact.
Anyway – The Globe and Mail recently published a story FINALLY singing his praise, with Canadian musicians imparting very kind words, and helping to educate the rest of the country on Mike’s brilliance as a songwriter. READ IT HERE.
RHR has the pleasure of having Mike on our roster. When we signed him on, I was over the friggin’ moon. His new album The Forgettable Truth is out now. I’m posting my jam “The Devil” below, as well as his in-studio performance on Q (you know, that show that used to be Jian Gomeshi’s on CBC) of “Clackity Clack”. I believe that might be Jeremy Gara from Arcade Fire on Drums.. am I right?