One Last Show of Hearts cover

SHADE – ONE LAST SHOW OF HEARTS
© 2011 Shade Music

7 songs, simply said.
Engineered, Mixed and Produced by Tim Vesely
Performed by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely
Recorded at The Woodshed Studio, Toronto
Mastered by Tim Vesely
Cover design and illustration by Jane Gowan

Special thanks to George Semkiw

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One Last Show of Hearts is the follow up to Shade’s debut album Highway. It was recorded on a series of Sundays in the winter months of 2011. Jane worked with friend and part-time band member Tim Vesely (who also produced the first record) to create a simple-yet-lush group of songs that address human nature and circumstance: the victories, the defeats, the way home.

A few words about the EP from herohill.com

“[Jane Gowan] — under the moniker Shade — is back with a follow up to the oh so delightful Highway, and even if the sound and end results are slightly different, her talent still shines through. In fact, I think the scaled back, straight ahead songs actually highlight Jane’s strengths. Instead of recording with her full band, she recruited Rheostatic Tim Vesely (and part time Shade member) to record the songs and add valuable textures to the new seven song EP, One Last Show of Hearts.

The stripped back, lo-fi arrangements shine the spotlight on the gentle acoustic, piano and Jane’s heartfelt words, but never make the songs feel half-finished or rushed. Tim and Jane know exactly what sound they want added to the mix (case in point: the nice steel and uke interplay on “Peace of Mind” changes the feel of the song, but doesn’t crowd the melody and the nice electric work that fills out “Tried Too Hard” is note perfect) and firmly believe that less is more.

…there should be a home for bands that can so consistently craft smart, crisp pop songs and as long as Shade keeps writing records like One Last Show of Hearts, herohill will proudly yell from the rooftops hoping people to listen. Plus, how fantastic is the cover art???”

read the full herohill review

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TRACKS:

1. False Start (2:33)
2. Tried Too Hard (3:27)
3. Does it Matter (3:27)
4. Understand (3:26)
5. When You Come Through (4:52)
6. Dear City (4:51)
7. Peace of Mind (3:37)

Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely at the Woodshed Studios