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10.7.2014: TWiMFeST Showcase October 23

TWiMFeST

Two of Toronto's most innovative and dedicated independent promoters, Two Way Monologues and The Indie Machine, have joined forces in launching the first (hopefully) annual TWiMFeST in St. John's October 17-18 and Toronto October 23-26.

We are proud to announce that Paint is one of TWiMFeST's featured acts with a showcase October 23 at The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar) in Toronto.

Show details and ticketing information are on the Tour page, and RSVP on Facebook HERE!

10.6.2014: "A visual and aural assault of the senses"

Paint - Photo by Angel H Marchini - Back 2 Basics
Photo by Angel H. Marchini / Back 2 Basics

"Opening with a sense of the dramatic, Robb Johannes walked on stage as the introduction to ‘The Feast’ was playing and immediately demonstrated the sort of enigmatic stage craft that is sadly lacking in many bands today... a visual and aural assault of the senses."

Thanks to Danger: Canadian Content for the review of Paint's August 28 tour opener at The Supermarket in Toronto.

Full text is on the Press page.

10.2.2014: Concert Film Taping TOMORROW!

Concert Film Taping

"The new music is the truest expression of what this band is, and how music can bring people together." - Robb Johannes (full interview with Addicted Magazine HERE)

Six years of Paint's career are culminating into one night: tomorrow, we are filming and recording our show at The Cameron House (408 Queen West, Toronto) for a concert DVD and live album.

The show is free to attend but you'll be able to make donations at the door that will help complete post-production and release in the following ways:

$5: Digital album
$10: Digital album + digital concert film
$20: DVD + digital album
$40: DVD + digital album + Where We Are Today and Can You Hear Me? CDs
$60: All of the above + Can You Hear Me? 5th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (digital) + Capsulated DVD + Paint t-shirt
$100: All of the above plus your name in the film's credits
$200: All of the above + a producer credit
$500: All of the above + a private Paint show at your home

Details on the Tour page, and RSVP on Facebook HERE.

9.17.2014: "A dose of social activism with your music": Barrie Examiner Article

Paint - Photo by Angel H Marchini - Back 2 Basics
Photo by Angel H. Marchini / Back 2 Basics

"Survival is a big topic we write about: survival, adversity and how much hope the human will has to come out on top and still be beautiful" - Robb Johannes

Much appreciation to Susan Doolan of the Barrie Examiner for exploring some of the many sides of Paint in advance of Saturday's show at the Clarkson Pub in Barrie.

Full text is on the Press page.

9.16.2014: Kingston Reschedule

Many apologies to our fans in Kingston, Ontario but next Thursday's show at Clark Hall Pub has had to be rescheduled to December 4 at The Mansion.

Details on the Tour page.

9.13.2014: Beyond five years: 570 News (Kitchener) Article

Paint - Photo by Angel H Marchini - Back 2 Basics
Photo by Angel H. Marchini / Back 2 Basics

"The last five years for Paint have really been about trying to be as great as we were when we first started (which I'm proud to say we are now), so celebrating the fact that we're still a band and that our first record is still exciting to listen to is a pretty special thing." - Robb Johannes

Thanks to Care Finch / On That Note for the entry on the 570 News Blog about last night's show in Kitchener -- including working with producer Ian Smith, getting FACTOR funding, and a hint about the eventual release of 11:11.

Full text is on the Press page.

9.12.2014: The imagination of the audience: Waterloo Record Article

Paint - Photo by Joe Mac - Midnight Matinee
Photo by Joe Mac / Midnight Matinee

From the school of U2/Nirvana with lush bits of Psychedelic Furs, Pulp and Suede-like Brit Pop, Paint's music palette is infectious. Rife with striking jangling guitars, melodious riffs, and pounding bass, the band's solid soundscape serves as the consummate backdrop for Johannes' impassioned intelligent vocals.

Thanks to The Waterloo Record for the toughtful and detailed interview with Robb in advance of tonight's show at Cork Hall in Kitchener.

Visit the Press page for full text.

Details on the Tour page.

9.8.2014: New Paint T-Shirts!

Paint T-Shirts -- Brand New!

At last we have new t-shirts! Paint UK Underground T-Shirts (in womens's and unisex cuts) are available now for $25.00 CAD each including shipping and handling!

Order now from the Paint Store. All online orders will begin shipping Monday, September 15.

9.5.2014: Napanee Previews

Paint - Photo by Angel H Marchini - Back 2 Basics
Photo by Angel H. Marchini / Back 2 Basics

"It's not just about going to see music, it's about being part of something bigger than yourself" - Robb Johannes

Thanks to The Greater Napanee News as well as the Napanee Beaver for the previews of Saturday's stop at the Waterfront River Pub:

A creative force within the highly-competitive Canadian music scene... intelligent, well-crafted, melodic alternative rock (with) a healthy dollop of 1980s arena rock for good measure... truly a refreshing change from the formulaic, uninspired melange that currently dominates the airwaves these days, and demonstrates that they are creative artists who are always striving to be true to themselves and unafraid of letting its musical roots show.

Visit the Press page for full text of both articles.

Details on the Tour page.

9.2.2014: Concert Film Taping October 3 in Toronto!

Paint - Concert Film October 3

Often cited as "best live act in Toronto," we are excited to announce that on Friday, October 3, we will be filming and recording our show at Toronto's Cameron House for a live album and concert DVD release.

Admission is free, but donations will get you digital downloads of the album, DVD and audio combo packs, free Paint merch, your name in the credits, and access to exclusive online content.

Be there, be loud, and let's make some history together!

Details on the Tour page and RSVP on Facebook HERE!

8.30.2014: "Boomerang" at Hamilton Film Festival Sept. 28



We are proud to announce that the music video for "Boomerang," directed by R. Stephenson Price, is an official selection at the Hamilton Music and Film Festival.

Film screenings take place Sunday, September 28 at The Factory (228 James St. N., Hamilton). Ticket details to come at HMFF.com.

8.21.2014: New Merch Alert

Paint Stickers and Buttons -- Brand New!

Hot off the presses, some brand new Paint UK Underground logo stickers and 1" buttons are available now for just $2.00 CAD each including shipping and handling!

Order now from the Paint Store.

8.12.2014: Can You Hear Me? 5th Anniversary Deluxe Available NOW!



Thanks for your pre-orders, or if you were waiting until now to order, the Can You Hear Me? 5th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is officially downloadable on Paint's Bandcamp site for $5.00 CAD or more by donation.

Enjoy!

8.5.2014: "By the Numbers" episode 6: founding members on record shopping



As an extension of their recorded retrospective discussions on next week's Can You Hear Me? 5th Anniversary Deluxe Edition release, episode six of "By The Numbers" briefly features a reunion between founding members Robb Johannes (in Toronto) and drummer Matt Laforest (in Vancouver), discussing record shopping in Portland, Oregon.

Listen to episode 6 and previous "By The Numbers" episodes on Paint's SoundCloud.

7.31.2014: Queen Street Fest Review

Paint @ The Bovine Sex Club, 3.20.2014 (Queen Street Festival)
Photo by Angel H. Marchini / Back to Basics

"You could be forgiven for just watching Robb’s vocals and Morriseyesque movement on stage all night, but Paint are the sum of all parts not just one."

Thanks to Danger!!! Canadian Content for this found review of Paint's Queen Street Festival performance. Read the full review HERE.

Plenty of other reviews and features are archived on the Press page.

7.29.2014: Can You Hear Me? 5th Anniversary Deluxe Pre-Order + Tracklisting



Pre-orders and tracklistings for the Can You Hear Me? 5th Anniversary Deluxe Edition are available now on Paint's Bandcamp site.

The 51-track, 5-"disc" digital compilation, which includes the original studio album, unreleased demos, live performances, interviews, and expanded artwork and liner notes, will be available on Tuesday, August 12 -- all for the mere (and fitting) price of $5.00 CAD.

In the meantime, check out the trailer posted above!

7.15.2014: FACTOR Funded for the soundtrack to 11:11

FACTOR Funds 11:11

As you know, we've been busy at work with director R. Stephenson Price (who previously directed Paint's "Boomerang" music video) on a black-and-white narrative film written by Robb Johannes called 11:11, which was graciously made possible thanks to your contributions to our IndieGogo campaign from last fall.

Of course, a major part of 11:11 is the soundtrack, comprised of four brand new Paint songs and soundscapes. The trouble in paradise to fund the recording with producer Ian Smith (who worked with Paint on Where We Are Today) was partially resolved this week.

We are proud to announce that FACTOR, through the government of Canada, has offered assistance in the completion of the 11:11 soundtrack!

This is a giant leap forward for us and this project, and we wouldn't have been able to get here without you. Much love, and looking forward to what's next.

7.7.2014: Can You Hear Me? 5th Anniversary Deluxe Edition - August 12

Can You Hear Me? 5th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Some fans wrote us recently and said, "Can you believe that Can You Hear Me? is going to be five years old this August?" The thought hadn't occurred to us.

Consequently, it's been a time of reflection and retrospective on our debut LP, how far we've come, and the level of greatness we've continued to strive for, and until recently, have felt we haven't had since Can You Hear Me?, which has been our most critically-acclaimed release:

"All killer, no filler... destined for arenas" (Soundproof Magazine)

"Picture perfect" (102.1 The Edge)

"5 stars" (Youthink Magazine)

"Perfect blend of classic rock crunch and contemporary rock smarts" (The Record)


We are proud to let you be the first to know that on August 12, 2014, we will be releasing a deluxe 5-year anniversary edition of Can You Hear Me?

The expanded 5-"disc" digital compilation will include unreleased songs, demos, live performances, interviews (both from prior to Can You Hear Me?'s release and retrospective interviews with original members from Vancouver: Robb Johannes, Matt Laforest, and Paula McGlynn), and expanded artwork and liner notes.

Can You Hear Me? 5th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be released exclusively through paintband.com to start. More details, pre-order information, and previews will be launched this month.

We would neither still be a band that's outlived most independent acts, or be able to release this special edition of our album if not for you. Thank you for your ongoing and undying support!

6.30.2014: "By the Numbers" episode 5: on Neil Young



Episode five of "By The Numbers" briefly surveys the far-reaching career of Neil Young in light of Robb's "Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll" supergroup that will be doing a one-off performance at this Friday's CanCon Tribute Show in Toronto.

Listen to episode 5 and previous "By The Numbers" episodes on Paint's SoundCloud.

6.26.2014: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute July 4

Neil and the Horse
Photo courtesy of CBC Q

Paint's Robb Johannes, as a lifelong die-hard Neil Young fan, has assembled a Toronto indie supergroup called "Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll," who will, for one night only on Friday, July 4, perform a set of Neil Young & Crazy Horse songs as part of a "Canada Day on Independence Day" tribute night at Rancho Relaxo in Toronto.

Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll (whose name is derived from a track on the 1987 Neil Young & Crazy Horse album Life) are: Robb Johannes on vocals, Erik Kolomayz of The Rathburns (a band long-praised by Paint) on bass, Mike Scarlett of A Northern Drawl and Colin James Gibson of The Stormalongs on guitars, and Steve Finn from Another City on drums.

This will truly be a be a night to remember.

More details on the Tour page and RSVP on Facebook HERE!

6.16.2014: "By the Numbers" episode 4 and happenings this week



Robb takes some time in episode four of the "By The Numbers" podcast series to discuss North by Northeast's controversial "45-day radius clause," which resulted in the creation of the Soundtrack of the City Music Series (which will feature a performance by Paint ths Friday, June 20 at Cherry Cola's, at 11pm), as well as his involvement in the post-punk band Rulers of the Moon, in which he will make his live debut this Saturday, June 21, 10pm at Rancho Relaxo (fittingly enough, as an NXNE showcase!).

Listen to episode 4 and previous "By The Numbers" episodes on Paint's SoundCloud.

6.11.2014: "Fans First": RiffYou.com Feature Interview

riffyou
Photo by Joe Mac / Midnight Matinee

We had a show recently in Toronto where I was pretty awfully sick and didn't have most of my upper vocal register. The audience crashed the stage and wailed along with me -- and to songs that haven't been recorded/released yet. Experiences like that are humbling and beautiful, and we don't take them for granted for a second.
-Robb Johannes

Thanks to the kind folks at RiffYou.com for chatting with Robb about Paint's journey to the present, the road ahead with the 11:11 film, the ongoing reciprocal relationship with fans, and what famous musicians he'd love to discuss songwriting with.

Read the full article HERE.

There are plenty more reviews, features, interviews, and quotes on Paint on the Press page!

6.10.2014: "By the Numbers" podcast episode 3



Episode three of the new podcast series, "By the Numbers," features Paint's Robb Johannes and Jordan Shepherdson reflecting on some of their favourite records by the bands Air Traffic and the Smashing Pumpkins.

6.2.2014: "By the Numbers" podcast episode 2



Episode two of our new podcast series, "By the Numbers," is up now.

Hosted by Robb Johannes, episode two discusses the 11:11 film and its uniquely Canadian character, with reflections on the controversial proposed expansion of Toronto Island Aiport and municipal political will.

5.28.2014: Want to be Paint's permanent bass player?

bassist wanted

Hi friends, many of you may be familiar with us, especially if you follow this page. What you may not know is that Devin Jannetta, Jordan Shepherdson, and Robb Johannes have been operating effectively as a trio without a permanent bass player for almost two years now. It's been working just fine to have friends sub in on the regular (if you've been following our activity or coming to our shows) but it's time we got a permanent partner and contributing member.

If you may be, or may know anybody who may be, interested in joining a band constantly referred to as the best live act in Toronto, and one of Canada's hardest working indie bands, please spread the word, and email us at thepaintband@gmail.com! Thanks!

5.20.2014: "By the Numbers" podcast series debut



We're excited to announce a new podcast series called "By the Numbers," where we'll be talking about music, politics, and conversations amongst ourselves and with other artists.

Episode one features Robb Johannes discussing punk rock, Ian Curtis, The Sex Pistols, and Malcolm X.

"By the Numbers" will, for now, be exclusive to Paint's Soundcloud.

Enjoy!

5.19.2014: Website v 6.0 is live!

Welcome to the newly made-over paintband.com, in the theme of the 11:11 film.

We hope you like the site!

4.15.2014: Queen Street Festival Review by T-MAK World

paint t-mak
Photo by Steve Mallinson / T-MAK World

"Paint's songs are highly-polished, smooth, and radio-friendly... Frontman Johannes is running for Mayor of Toronto and we wish him well." -- thanks to T-MAK World for the review of last month's Queen Street Festival performance at The Bovine.

More on the Press page, and read the full T-MAK review and view photos HERE.

4.12.2014: Fridays Live Interview and Acoustic Performance

paint ryersonian
Photo by Angela Glover / The Ryersonian

Thanks to the team at Fridays Live by the Ryersonian in Toronto for an insightful interview with Robb Johannes, including an acoustic performance of the Johannes and McGlynn-penned unreleased song "Bonfire of Vanities" to be included in the upcoming 11:11 film.



4.8.2014: One month to another Canadian Music Week

paint cmw

Even though we've become somehwat staples to the festival circuits the past 5 years, it's always a time to reflect on how grateful we are that you all have helped us get this far.

We're proud to announce Paint will be returning to Canadian Music Week once again this year with a showcase on Thursday, May 8, 10:00pm at Rancho Relaxo, presented by Two Way Monologues.

Single-event admission is $10 at the door (or buy advanced tickets HERE), or free with a CMW wristband.

More details on the Tour page, and RSVP on Facebook.

4.7.2014: Robb Johannes sightings in new Balconies video



Thanks and congratulations to our friends The Balconies on their brand new music video for "Boys and Girls" -- in which you can catch a number of Robb Johannes sightings (and check out some screen captures on @paintband's Instagram).

robb in the balconies video

4.6.2014: "Did That Rathburn A Little?" (blog post)

erik rathburns bass

And I almost never say this about another band, so take this to heart: The Rathburns are a band that makes me just want to pack up my shit and go home.
-Robb Johannes


In praise of Toronto band The Rathburns, read a blog by Robb at Paint's Weblog.

4.5.2014: "Kurt Cobain Was My Elvis" (blog post)

kurt cobain

On this, the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, Robb reflects on Nirvana's lasting influence. Read at Paint's Weblog.

3.26.2014: I On Music Interview



Many thanks to host Care Finch our friends at I On Music in Kitchener for this in-depth video interview and feature on Paint's past, present, and future, music, and business -- including live concert footage, music video clips, and behind-the-scenes documenary snippets from Paint's extended catalogue.

The 25-minute television episode was filmed outside Little Bean in downtown Kitchener before Paint's Capsulated DVD release show in November.

3.11.2014: 11:11 Party Scene Shoot March 15

11:11 party

We're busy at work on the 11:11 film that was made possible thanks to your kind contributions to our IndieGogo campaign! We've been posting behind-the-scenes photos to the @paintband accounts on on Instagram and Twitter as we've been working with director R. Stephenson Price (who previously directed Paint's "Boomerang" music video).

We have a very special offer for anyone in the Toronto area.

On Saturday, March 15, we'll be filming the party scene for 11:11, and thought we may as well just host an actual party and do a bit of filming on the side. It's set in the summer (but is filmed entirely indoors in an apartment) so why not wish this prolonged winter away by pretending?

RSVP on Facebook for all the info.

3.2.2014: Music City North Festival March 20

lees palace

Music City North, aimed at building community and raising awareness of the music scene in Toronto, will present the Queen Street Festival March 20-23.

We are excited to announce that Paint will be part of this year's festival, appearing March 20 at The Bovine Sex Club, presented by Two Way Monologues.

Visit the Tour page for more details, and RSVP on Facebook HERE.

2.20.2014: Robb Johannes on The Smiths

the smiths

Today The Smiths' debut record turns 30. Same Page wrote a feature on the article and asked some Toronto artists to reflect on what The Smiths have come to mean to them over the years, including our very own Robb Johannes.

"Morrissey once said that most popular music at the time (and still now I would say) would insult the intelligence of its audience by catering to populism and watered down messages. The Smiths, on the other hand, gave their audience credit for being intelligent and discerning people. As a result, not only could The Smiths incorporate a greater intellect into their music, but their small and highly devoted fanbase felt like they were a part of a mutual exchange of ideas. The line between the audience and the performer disappeared, and given my own roots in punk, I highly admire that. It’s surely made its way into Paint's ethos as a "pop" band."
- Robb Johannes

Read the full article HERE.

Similar commentaries in this mini-documentary on Paint called "Where The Fans Are Alright" from November:



Happy 30th to The Smiths and happy (what would have been) 47th Kurt Cobain. Your lives were so short but you left us with so much.

2.19.2014: Congratulations Andre Dey!

andre dey

Much love to our old faihtful drummer Andre Dey, who became a father this week. Congrats, 'Dre!

Throwing back to Where We Were in April, catching some Andre's moments with Paint in the studio recording Where We Are Today:



1.27.2014: Congratulations Joe Mac!

joe mac

Last week, our dear friend Joe Mac was honoured by Ontario Roller Derby for being an all-star photographer. In addition to derby, the majority of Paint's live photos since 2011 have been taken by the one and only Joe Mac.

"I almost consider Joe Mac to be the 5th member of Paint. He's been with us through everything, and his action photography in roller derby is why he can capture this rock band so frighteningly on stage. Congrats friend, this is well-deserved." - Robb Johannes

1.24.2014: The PSA is out!

robb not ford

Never a band to shy away from its principles, Paint frontman Robb Johannes announced from the stage at Lee's Palace last night that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's politics and public image have alienated and saddened Torontonians so much that it is not simply enough to vote against him. Rather, every Torontonian should go the extra step and run against Ford to send a clear message that Toronto deserves better on election day, October 27.

Read Robb's platform at robbnotford.com, and visit The City of Toronto Elections Website to find out how you can also get involved.

1.9.2014: Returning to stage in Toronto in Style at Lee's Palace Jan. 23

lees palace

Holidays are over, and Paint returns to stage in Toronto on January 23 at the one and only Lee's Palace.

A special note to this show, it is our singer Robb Johannes' birthday and he plans to make a "very special Public Service Announcement" on this night.

Visit the Tour page for more details, and RSVP on Facebook HERE.

12.29.2013: Velvet Rope Magazine Anniversary Show Jan. 11

We are proud to announce that Paint will be performing at Velvet Rope Magazine's 2-Year anniversary party on Saturday, January 11 at Little Bean in Kitchener.

Visit the Tour page for more details, and RSVP on Facebook HERE.

11.26.2013: "Boomerang" Music Video and Capsulated DVD Out Today!



At last, the day has arrived! "Boomerang," written and directed by R. Stephenson Price is OUT NOW on Paint's YouTube Channel.

"Boomerang" is included in the Capsulated: Music Videos DVD, graciously made available because of your contributions to our IndieGogo campaign. Capsulated is officially available today at the Paint Store.

There are three remaining release events this week in Kingston, Ottawa, and Montreal. Visit the Tour page for more details.

11.20.2013: "Where The Fans Are Alright" (mini documentary)



Only two days left in Paint's IndieGogo campaign! Beginning with a tribute to The Doors in Europe 1968, "Where The Fans Are Alright" looks at Paint's relationship with its audience through fan testimonials at shows.

11.18.2013: Official Documentary: The Making of "Boomerang"



Joining Where We Were In April in the Paint documentary catalogue, The Making Of "Boomerang" features interviews with the band, cast, and crew, and captures events from the shooting of Paint's tenth and final installment of the ambitious Video Album Project that will be featured on the Capsulated: Music Videos DVD (to be released November 26).

Paint: The Making of "Boomerang" was photographed by Clarence King and edited by R. Stephenson Price.

Check the Tour page for all the dates on Capsulated release events in the next two weeks, beginning this Thursday in Kitchener.

Help us recoup costs from the "Boomerang" video shoot through our IndieGogo campaign!

11.13.2013: "Boomerang" behind-the-scenes photos

boomerang bts

Official behind-the-scenes photgraphy from the "Boomerang" music video shoot by Alexa Pavliuc are up on Paint's Official Flickr Photostream.

"Boomerang" was directed by R. Stephenson Price and will be included in the Capsulated DVD compilation set for release on November 26.

Check the Tour page for all the dates on Capsulated release events in the next two weeks, beginning next Thursday in Kitchener.

11.4.2013: "Shattered Hearts" (live) video



Available in its entirety for the first time ever, "Shattered Hearts" is an unreleased and as-of-yet unrecorded song from Paint, performed live in October 2013 at our residency at C'est What?, filmed by R. Stephenson Price.

The clock is running on our IndieGogo campaign aimed at helping us get into the studio to record our next E.P., which will invlude this song and a short film to accompany the tunes. Thanks so much for your time, consideration, and support!

11.1.2013: Capsulated DVD trailer



A project four years in the making, Capsulated is a DVD compilation of all 14 music videos from Paint's catalogue plus bonus features. It will be available November 26 and is now available for pre-order at the Paint Store.

We will be doing a six-date release tour at the end of this month:

11.21: Kitchener @ Little Bean
11.22: Toronto @ Measure
11.23: Guelph @ ANAF
11.28: Kingston @ Clark Hall Pub
11.29: Ottawa @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
11.30: Montreal @ O Patro Vys

See the Tour page for more details.

Capsulated also falls under the IndieGogo campaign that is on for another three weeks!

10.28.2013: "Boomerang" music video (trailer)



The tenth and final piece of the Video Album Project, written and directed by R. Stephenson Price, will be released on November 26, 2012.

"Boomerang" will be included in the Capsulated DVD compilation that is now available for pre-order at the Paint Store. Release date for the DVD is also November 26, though there will be a release party November 22 at Measure in Toronto. See the Tour page for more details.

More music videos are up on Paint's Official YouTube Channel.

10.17.2013: Once film soundtrack performance Oct. 23

once

Amidst our Tuesday residency at C'est What? this October, Paint will making a very special appearance next Wednesday, October 23 at the Rivoli in Toronto, performing songs by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová from the film Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning film Once with piano and string accompaniment.

Read THIS BLOG by Robb on how the project came about.

Check the Tour page for more details.

RSVP on Facebook.

9.23.2013: IndieGogo Campaign Starts Now!



Starting today, Paint has begun an IndieGogo campaign to raise funds for the following endeavours:

* The production and recording of Paint's next EP (!);

* The production of a black-and-white narrative film to accompany the EP;

* Completion of the Capsulated DVD compilation of all 10 music videos from Where We Are Today plus bonus videos from Can You Hear Me? and special features; and

* Completion of the "Boomerang" music video, which is currently in post-production;

As a notoriously hard-working band, we've never been shy in pointing out that when it truly comes down to it, the line between audience and performer has never been more blurry than it is now. We are eternally grateful for your ongoing role in shaping the narrative of Paint, and are reaching out in this time of need to help us complete a number of exciting projects that we are currently undertaking.

Specific details on the campaign, as well as donation options, can be explored on Paint's IndieGogo Page.

Many thanks, and looking forward to the next couple months!

9.10.2013: Music Video 9/10 on 9/10 - "If The Walls Could Talk"



Part 9/10 of the Video Album Project released on 9/10. "If The Walls Could Talk" is a protest video of sorts, examining public-private behaviour, particularly with respect to socio-political decision-making.

"If The Walls Could Talk" will be included in the Capsulated DVD compilation that is now available for pre-order at the Paint Store. Release date for the DVD is November 26.

More music videos are up on Paint's Official YouTube Channel.

9.3.2013: Fall Tour Dates, Capsulated DVD Release, and more...

capsulated falltour cestwhat

Happy September! First things first, check out the Tour page for our complete fall schedule, including the following stops:

9.11: Toronto @ The Horseshoe Tavern
9.26: Waterloo @ Maxwell's Music House
9.27: Barrie @ The Clarkson Pub
9.30: Toronto @ Cherry Cola's
10.1: Toronto @ C'est What?
10.8: Toronto @ C'est What?
10.15: Toronto @ C'est What?
10.22: Toronto @ C'est What?
10.23: Toronto @ The Rivoli**
10.29: Toronto @ C'est What?
11.21: Kitchener @ Little Bean
11.22: Toronto @ Measure***
11.23: Guelph @ ANAF
11.28: Kingston @ Clark Hall Pub
11.29: Ottawa @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
11.30: Montreal @ O Patro Vys

* taping of The BobCast with Robert Segarini
** performing songs from the film Once
*** Capsulated DVD release party

We're excited to be back at C'est What? in Toronto's St. Lawrence Market every Tuesday in October. This will be Paint's third annual month-long stay at C'est What?, also memorable for this court case we fought (and won) against Rob Ford and City of Toronto for anti-postering.

And, as we shot the "Boomerang" music video last weekend (see some behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram with more to come), we are proud to announce that the Video Album Project is complete! "If The Walls Could Talk" will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 10 on Paint's YouTube Channel, followed by the compilation and release of "Boomerang," the remaining 9 videos from Where We Are Today, and bonus vides from Can You Hear Me? and behind-the-scenes featurettes onto the Capsulated DVD -- which will be released November 26, preceded by a release party in Toronto on November 22 at Measure. In the meantime, you can pre-order Capsulated at the Paint Store. Check out full details on Capsulated HERE.

Happy days ahead!

8.30.2013: Unsigned Radio Podcast up now

Thanks to Big Things Productions and Unsigned Radio on CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto for the podcast feature on Paint from August 17, you can download the podcast HERE and forward to the 50-minute mark -- but do listen to the rest if you have time, there's some great other acts on the itinerary as well!

Have a wonderful Labour Day, everybody, and we have some very exciting announcements coming your way after the long weekend!

8.23.2013: "Boomerang" video shoot live Tweets Aug. 25

Paint will be shooting "Boomerang," the tenth and final installment of the Video Album Project this Sunday with director R. Stephenson Price of The Indie Machine. Follow @paintband on Twitter and Instagram for live commentary and behind-the-scenes photos.

8.14.2013: "Home/Stand By Me" live at Rancho Relaxo (video)



Memories from TWMFEST at Rancho Relaxo, 6.29.2013.

More videos are up on Paint's Official YouTube Channel.

8.6.2013: Music video double-shot: "Let Go" and "Vampires"



"Let Go," part seven of Paint's Video Album Project, is assembled from the Sid Davis 1951 trilogy of fear-based propaganda films aimed at youth (Name Unknown, Boys Beware, and Girls Beware), which took a controversial, conservative, anti-homosexual and anti-feminist standpoint on emerging civil liberties in America.



An experiment in minimalism and a nod to Andy Warhol's films, "Vampires" becomes part eight of the Video Album Project.

"Let Go," "Vampires" and other Paint songs are available on iTunes, CDBaby, and the Paint Store.

More videos are up on Paint's Official YouTube Channel.