1. New EP Soon, TBAR by Donation

    I’m really excited to release a new EP next month. October 17 in Edmonton, at the Royal Alberta Provincial Museum Theatre! With the Provincial Archive, who are a great, beautiful band (also releasing their album).

    Anyways, I’m so excited that I decided to make “To Be A River” downloadable for donations/free. So if you don’t have this sample-songwriting cacophony of indie pop yet, enjoy! If you have it, please tell all your friends to get it!

    Here’s the link:
    https://doughoyer.bandcamp.com/album/to-be-a-river

     
  2. New Album: TO BE A RIVER

    Not sure if that embedding bit worked. Either way: 

    My new album is out. 

    I had a great interview with Becky about it here: http://thelowlevelhum.com/2013/05/27/on-being-a-river-an-interview-with-doug-hoyer/

    And you should really listen to it here: http://doughoyer.bandcamp.com/album/to-be-a-river

     
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    OH EM GEE! my new album comes out in less than a week!
I’m so excited to share “To Be A River” with you. 

    OH EM GEE! my new album comes out in less than a week!

    I’m so excited to share “To Be A River” with you. 

     
  4. PS my second LP will be coming out in late May I think

    I really hope you like it. It’s called:

    to be a river

     
  5. 20:35 30th Jun 2012

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    Tags: albumsale

    One Year Ago

    Exactly one year ago I released my debut full length, “Walks with the Tender and Growing Night”. So today I thought I’d celebrate this birthday-of-sorts by offering a bit of a sale.

    Digital download - pay-what-you-can

    CD - $5 canadian

    Vinyl - $10 canadian

    But only for 24 hours!

    http://doughoyer.bandcamp.com/album/walks-with-the-tender-and-growing-night

    Feel free to let some friends know. And thank you all for your support this past year, it’s been amazing.

    ps: I’ll be working on some new things very soon! More on that later.  

     
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Oh, The Wind Will Blow (ft. Jessica Jalbert) by Doug Hoyer
Here’s a new song from my upcoming full length album, tentatively titled “Walks The Tender And Growing Night”.  
If you prefer bandcamp, just head here: http://doughoyer.bandcamp.com/track/oh-the-wind-will-blow-ft-jessica-jalbert
 
"CHICAGO" painting by Clayton Campbell, 2011. Oil on Canvas, 24x36Produced by Calvin McElroy and Douglas Hoyer.Jessica Jalbert offered her fragile voice. Natanielle Felicitas lent her wonderful talents on the cello.

    Oh, The Wind Will Blow (ft. Jessica Jalbert) by Doug Hoyer

    Here’s a new song from my upcoming full length album, tentatively titled “Walks The Tender And Growing Night”.  

    If you prefer bandcamp, just head here: http://doughoyer.bandcamp.com/track/oh-the-wind-will-blow-ft-jessica-jalbert

     


    "CHICAGO" painting by Clayton Campbell, 2011. 
    Oil on Canvas, 24x36

    Produced by Calvin McElroy and Douglas Hoyer.

    Jessica Jalbert offered her fragile voice. 

    Natanielle Felicitas lent her wonderful talents on the cello.
     
  7. Last night I had a dream where David Bowie was coming to Edmonton.  He was touring with a skeleton backing band, and needed local musicians to flesh out the sound, so somehow Jenni & I were recruited to play keyboards. I think I had another friend in the backing band, but I don’t remember who.  

    After rehearsals, Jenni tried to impress Bowie by playing “Life on Mars?” on ukulele. This also included some dance moves and actions.  Bowie became a little flustered and left mid-song in a bit of a rush.  I also think Jenni was wearing Micky Mouse ears?  

    On a side note, Calvin and I have been recording some new songs for the new full length album.  One of which is very much a dance song, which I’m happy about.  At the time I was thinking of Madonna’s first album making out with the Magnetic Fields “Charm of the Highway Strip”, but upon listening to it now, I feel like it’s more like Bowie’s “China Girl” holding hands with a Tom Petty standard. 

    :0

    I suppose you’ll be able to decide for yourself soon enough.