Isaac Vallentin had been hard at work. He released a grandiose 13-track solo LP, Hedera, that brought to the fore the genius in his craft and arguably put out what could easily be the best album in Ottawa this year.
The self-taught musician didn’t just stop there. He’s also hitting the road with multiple tour dates in Ontario, Quebec, and Eastern Canada, and has just released a 7″ vinyl containing two brand new tracks called “Dear Jesus” and “Walk Out Together”. The tracks are a natural extension from what we heard on Hedera, albeit perhaps a little bit more playful this time around. However, there is no lack of soul from Vallentin, even as he sings things like “Dear Jesus, how’d you learn to talk to girls like that?”
Vallentin hits the road with another prodigious Ottawa group, Bosveld, who have also recently released their first full-length LP Veldbrand. Only 25 limited copies of the Love and Devotion 7″ have been pressed, so snag one as soon as you can. Catch Vallentin with Bosveld on tour in late November/early December, and in Ottawa on Nov. 29 at The Record Centre.
Nov 18 – The Red Herring Pub Saint Andrews, NB
Nov 19 – Gus’ Pub Halifax, NS
Nov 22 – Baba’s Lounge Charlottetown, PE
Nov 25 Plan B Moncton, NB
Nov 26 – Reneu Boutique Fredericton, NB
Nov 28 – Brasserie Beaubien Montreal, QC
Nov 29 – The Record Centre Ottawa, ON
Dec 03 – The Garnet Peterborough, ON
Dec 04 – Burdock Music Hall Toronto, ON
Dec 05 – Station One Coffeehouse Grimsby, ON