Jason Collett Reveals Disturbingly Beautiful Video, Canadian Tour w/Bahamas

Reckon & Essential Cuts Out Now via Arts & Crafts

“Reckon is plenty proof of what this man can do with his pipes, a guitar, and a little help from his friends.. ” – SPIN

“… there’s no denying Collett’s ability to turn even the darkest thoughts into a catchy sing-along.” – KUT, NPR Austin

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One of Canada’s most renowned songwriters, Jason Collett released his new album Reckon, along with the career-spanning retrospective Essential Cuts, September 25th via Arts & Crafts. The 2-disc set is available for purchase HERE. Produced by Howie Beck and featuring guest appearances by Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas), Basia Bulat, Kevin Drew & Zeus, the new release has received acclaim from Rolling Stone, SPIN, WIRED MAGNET and more.

Reckon track “Where Things Go Wrong” was previously offered as a free MP3, and today, Under The Radar released the accompanying video. Directed by Experimental Parachute Moment (Kevin Drew & George Vale), who also worked on videos for Broken Social Scene and Stars.

There is a poetic serendipity to the fact that Jason Collett started recording Reckon during the same month that Occupy Wall Street began. Not necessarily setting out to make a record with these overtones, his travels and political engagements led to the occupy-tinged subject matter. Essential Cuts is more or less a family affair, featuring everyone from Amy Millan (Stars), Zeus, Feist, Emily Haines (Metric), Bahamas and more, as well as production from long time friends Andrew Cash & Howie Beck.

Jason Collett Canadian Dates (w/ Bahamas):
10/22: Whitehorse, YT @ Yukon Arts Centre
10/23: Victoria, BC@ St. Ann’s Academy
10/24: Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
10/26: Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
10/27: Edmonton, Alberta @ Royal Alberta Museum Theater
10/28: Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
10/30: Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre

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