"Inner Classics" is the sophomore record from critically acclaimed Toronto duo, SNOWBLINK.
Written in a cottage on Lake Erie in winter, an attic studio in Toronto in the early spring, and a guest house in Malibu, California in the summer while listening to a live feed of whales singing off the coast of Maui, Inner Classics represents singer-songwriter Daniela Gesundheit's first body of work since moving to Canada. The album title itself is inspired by the "Inner Classic," or Huang Di Nei Jing, a Traditional Chinese Medicine text written by several anonymous authors between 300 and 100 B.C.E.
Snowblink returned with "Inner Classics" September 11 on Arts & Crafts.
Released by: Arts & Crafts
Release date: Sep 11, 2012
Recorded in Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles,Inner Classics was co-produced by the band and Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Ohbijou) and mixed by Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Timber Timbre). Guest players on the record include friends and past collaborators of the band Barbara Gruska (Jenny Lewis Band, The Belle Brigade), Ryan Driver (Sandro Perri), Thom Gill (Owen Pallett), Misha Bower (Bruce Peninsula), and Caley Monahon-Ward (Extra Life).
In 2008, Daniela Gesundheit of Snowblink moved from San Francisco to Toronto, irreversibly altering Snowblink from a whimsical warm-weather band touting four male backup singers (two of whom were MGMT) to the current acclaimed duo with Dan Goldman (Luxury Pond). Snowblink quickly became "one of the most compelling new voices on the Canadian scene" (CBC), opening for Jeff Tweedy, Owen Pallett, Timber Timbre, Ohbijou, Great Lake Swimmers, and The Hidden Cameras on extended tours throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.
Snowblink's debut record, Long Live, which was released on Toronto imprint Out Of This Spark and hailed as an "essential release" by London's Sunday Times, and "dreamy electric folk" by Globe & Mail. Their sophomore record, Inner Classics, due out on Sept 11 2012 via Arts & Crafts, was penned and recorded by Gesundheit and Dan Goldman between Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles with producer Chris Stringer (Ohbijou) and mixed by Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire).
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